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”.

French woman fined for driving while wearing burqa

France was the first country in Europe to outlaw Muslim headgear that hides the face.

France: Man punches nurse for removing wife`s veil

A muslim in France has been jailed after he punched a nurse who tried to remove his wife`s veil during childbirth.

Canada bans burqa at citizenship swearing in

New Canadians will have to remove
any face coverings, such as the Islamic niqab or burqa, while they take the oath of citizenship, the country`s immigration minister said Tuesday.

France: Permit for Marseille mega-mosque cancelled

France in April became the first country in Europe to apply a ban on the wearing of full-face coverings.

Swiss lower house votes to ban burqa in public

Switzerland is now on its way to become the fourth country in Europe to impose a ban on burqa.

Two French women fined for wearing veil

Kenza Drider is among a group of women mounting an attack on the law that has banned Muslim face veils.

Search women in burqa without exception: Pak daily

An editorial said the terrorists make no distinction between men, women, or children.