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Burka

 

a sleeveless felt cloak common in the Caucasus. There are two types: the rider’s burka, which is long, thickpiled, and has seams that form broad shoulders; and the burka worn by those who travel by foot, which is short, smooth, and seamless—a necessary part of the equipment of Caucasian herdsmen.

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The burka, which completely conceals a woman's face and body, is seen in the West as a symbol of women's oppression.
As it stands we have not had any approaches from potential recruits asking to wear the burka, but if such an approach was made it is something we would have to consider.
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The decision to clothe the superhero in a black burka -- also often spelled burqa, a full-length robe commonly worn by conservative Islamic women in Pakistan and Afghanistan -- could raise eyebrows because some people view the outfit as a sign of oppression.
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The third man, who was wearing the burka, has never been traced.
If a crime was committed by an individual wearing a burka, then there is no way witnesses could give a description.
His argument in favour of the burka was ridiculous.
British troops in Afghanistan are battling the Taliban, who imposed the burka under threat of death.
The proposed legislation, which lacks Government backing and will therefore fail to hit the statute book, would effectively ban the burka.
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