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UK police hunting for terror suspect who escaped in burqa

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 19:45

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

Last Updated: Friday, November 01, 2013, 15:29

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013, 17:57

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.

BJP worker files police complaint against Digvijay Singh

Last Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013, 23:20

A BJP worker has filed a complaint against Digvijay Singh over the controversial burqa episode at a local police station here.

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 21:43

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

Last Updated: Saturday, August 24, 2013, 11:13

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.

British judge insists burqa-clad woman must show face

Last Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013, 16:58

A British judge has insisted that a burqa-clad woman must show her face in court to confirm her identity, saying the "principle of open justice" could not be subject to religion.

Australian party launches campaign to ban burqa

Last Updated: Monday, August 05, 2013, 15:38

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

Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 19:18

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

Last Updated: Monday, July 15, 2013, 13:18

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 08:52

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 14:31

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