UK man, who ripped off Muslim woman's niqab, shouted "You're in my country", gets 15-month jail term

UK man, who ripped off Muslim woman's niqab, shouted "You're in my country", gets 15-month jail term

A 56-year-old man has been jailed for over a year for ripping off a Muslim woman's niqab or the full-face veil during an expletive-ridden racist assault at a shopping centre in the UK following the divisive Brexit vote.

Jul 04, 2017, 16:45 PM IST
Khloe Kardashian draws criticism for wearing niqab

Khloe Kardashian draws criticism for wearing niqab

Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian has been heavily criticised for wearing a 'niqab' in an Instagram photo.

May 27, 2015, 15:07 PM IST

Indian accuses Jordanian woman of molesting him in UAE lift

A 23-year-old Indian has accused a niqab wearing Jordanian woman of allegedly molesting him in a lift before stealing USD 1,225 here, media reported on Tuesday.

Feb 24, 2015, 18:53 PM IST

Minority Commission issues notice to MES prez on 'niqab' row

The Kerala State Minority Commission today issued notice to Muslim Education Society (MES) president Dr P A Fazal Gafoor, who had stoked a controversy saying 'niqab' or veil used by Muslim women to cover their faces, is 'unislamic'.

Dec 05, 2014, 18:12 PM IST

Australia abandons controversial niqab segregation plan

A controversial plan to make women wearing the burqa or niqab sit in separate glassed public enclosures at Australia`s Parliament House due to security concerns was abandoned Monday after an outcry.

Oct 20, 2014, 11:03 AM IST

Beards, niqab become liability in Egypt after crackdown

Abdul Salam Badr had no choice but to shave his beard to save himself from becoming a target in Egypt`s crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Aug 22, 2013, 22:25 PM IST

Egypt: TV station run by veiled women launched

Maria TV, a new satellite news channel that only features women wearing the full Islamic veil, has been launched in Egypt.

Jul 21, 2012, 21:44 PM IST

Egypt to launch TV channel with fully-veiled women

The idea for the channel came from "discrimination" against women who wear niqab.

Jul 12, 2012, 12:43 PM IST

Mother in veil barred from entering UK college

Maroon Rafique was told that for the security and safety of children and teachers, there was a ban on any type of face coverings.

Jun 25, 2012, 15:35 PM IST

US: Muslim woman asked to remove niqab by security

A Muslim woman has revealed her horror after being asked to remove her niqab by a security guard in a New Jersey mall.

May 23, 2012, 15:43 PM IST

Photo of Muslim woman `holding bra` sparks outrage

Sooraya Graham took a black and white picture of her friend as a part of a class assignment.

Apr 14, 2012, 15:21 PM IST

French burqa ban goes into force on Monday

France threatens burqa-clad women with fines if they refuse to expose faces.

Apr 09, 2011, 12:02 PM IST

Canada outraged over security exemption for niqab-clad women

Airport staff are required to see the faces of passengers boarding flights.

Aug 02, 2010, 13:06 PM IST

Another Frenchwoman fined for driving wearing niqab

French police fined a woman
for driving while wearing an Islamic veil, just weeks after a
similar incident sparked a major political row, officials said
on Thursday.

Jun 03, 2010, 21:16 PM IST

France, Belgium to ban burqa from public spaces

France and Belgium are steadfast in ban on face coverings worn by Muslim women.

Apr 22, 2010, 11:02 AM IST

Canadian province bans niqab for Muslim women

After France, Muslim women have been banned from wearing niqab in Canada`s French-speaking Quebec province.

Mar 25, 2010, 10:04 AM IST

Niqab becomes a flash point in Canada

The niqab worn by Muslim women has become a flash point in Canada, with most people seeking ban on the veil in public.

Mar 23, 2010, 10:57 AM IST

Cartoonist lampoons niqab, angers Muslims in Canada

A controversial cartoon in a Montreal newspaper at the weekend has further fuelled the niqab controversy and angered Muslims in Canada.

Mar 15, 2010, 09:33 AM IST

Niqab negates a woman`s personality: Egypt PM

Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif has waded into Egypt`s "niqab" controversy, saying the full-face veil wipes out a woman`s personality, the official news agency MENA reported on Wednesday.

Feb 18, 2010, 09:19 AM IST

French call for veil ban in public buildings

A French parliamentary panel will stop short of recommending a ban on face-covering veils in the street and instead will ask for the garb to be banned in public facilities such as hospitals, the panel`s president says.

Jan 25, 2010, 18:36 PM IST