Wear burqa in Switzerland and face a $9,835 fine
Wear burqa in Switzerland and face a $9,835 fine

The law also has a provision of about $9,835 fine if someone is found flouting it. The new rules also apply on the tourists visiting the region. 

Swiss region set to ban full-face veil

Switzerland's Italian-speaking region has moved a step closer to banning the full-face Muslim veil, after its Parliament gave the proposed law the thumbs-up this week.

Burqa-clad militants open fire in busy Kashmir market, 3 hurt

Some burqa-clad militants on Friday opened fire in a busy market in Pulwama, about 35 kms from here, when confronted by police, leaving three civilians, including two women injured, police said.

Court rejects ban on Muslim veil at Canadian citizenship ceremonies

An appeals court rejected the Canadian government`s ban on face coverings worn by some Muslims during citizenship ceremonies, the Canadian Press reported on Tuesday.

Chad arrests five and bans burqa after suicide bombings
Chad arrests five and bans burqa after suicide bombings

Chad said on Wednesday it had arrested at least five suspects and had banned religious burqas after suicide bombings blamed on the Islamist Boko Haram killed 34 people.

DNA: ISIS terrorists dress as women in attempt to flee battlefield‏

In the latest revelation by Iraqi forces, Islamic State fighters are dressing as women in order to escape from the battlefield.

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Afghan men don burqas, take to the streets for women's rights

A group of Afghan men marched through the capital, Kabul, on Thursday to draw attention to women`s rights by donning head-to-toe burqas that for many people worldwide have come to symbolise the suppression of women.

Australian Parliament allows burqa wearers in glass enclosures

Australia's Parliament today announced new rules for visitors wearing the burqa who would now be seated in glass enclosures to view proceedings.

Australian PM Abbott not in favour of women wearing burqa in Parliament

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott today said that he wished the burqa "was not worn" in the country while indicating his view on backing a call for a ban on the Muslim veil for women inside parliament.

UK police hunting for terror suspect who escaped in burqa

A 27-year-old terror suspect, under surveillance of Scotland Yard, has escaped from a UK mosque wearing a burqa.

Muslim women in Australia to remove burqa for proving identity

Muslim women would now be asked to remove burqa or niqab to prove their identity to the police, according to a new law introduced in an Australian state.

I don`t cover my face, want to show my identity: Malala Yousafzai

Nobel Peace prize nominee, Malala Yousafzai, on Tuesday reportedly said that women should not wear veil in court or in any other place where it is required to reveal her identity.

`Burqa` diktat by BJP for Narendra Modi rally raises eyebrows

Narendra Modi`s Jaipur rally on Tuesday saw controversy over a purported direction by BJP asking Muslims to come dressed in skull caps and burqas.

UK judge refuses to allow Muslim woman to plead while wearing burqa

21-year-old Muslim woman from Hackney was not let to enter a plea at a crown court in London because her burqa did not reveal her face.

Australian party launches campaign to ban burqa

A minor Australian party contesting the September 7 elections has launched a campaign to ban burqa, saying the full Islamic veil promotes the segregation of Muslims in the country.

BJP runs on lies and Twitter: Congress

The Congress said the BJP is a confused party which does not know what its agenda is and runs on "lies" and "Twitter" only.

Burqa of secularism better than nakedness of communalism: Congress

Taking on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over his burqa remark, Ajay Maken, head of the Congress` communications department, said the `veil of secularism` was better than blatant communalism.

Neetu Chandra takes cover under burqa

Neetu Chandra has been moving around in a burqa these days, and she finds the experience "liberating".

Now a fatwa calling for baby girls to wear burqas

A Saudi cleric has issued a fatwa calling for female babies to wear burqas, a move that has sparked outrage across social networking sites.

Oz designers strive to `tailor Muslim fashion to modernised modesty`

The Powerhouse Museum will open its new exhibition featuring Sydney-based fashion brands that have “modernised modest dressing”.