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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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Yesterday security sources revealed that Emwazi, 26, and burkha disguise jihadi Mohammed Ahmed Mohamed met in 2006 at a West London mosque before Emwazi began a computer programming course at Westminster University.
So if this Sena-led wing of local self-government always knew how to battle the problem, where was the need - or indeed the hurry - to call for a burkha ban in Bombay?
The face veil part of the burkha often hangs loose so it can be raised if the woman needs to show her face, otherwise a semi-transparent material is used over the eyes.
But banning the burkha is not the way to get rid of it.
No necesitan taparse con el burkha ni lucir hiyab pero han de llevar camiseta y pantalon largo.
Sensing an emotionally deeper story, Seierstad spent four months in Khan's crowded home, moving about more freely than the Afghan women though sometimes in a burkha.
As soon as she arrived, she took off the burkha that covered her body and went out first to the courtyard, then to the kitchen.
In Ghazni, ''Women were taking off burkha and men were playing music,'' she said.
The atrocities of the Afghan Taliban toward women have been widely reported in the Western press: women banned from work; forbidden to leave their homes unless shrouded in the burkha, a voluminous top-to-toe covering with a mesh grid over the eyes, and accompanied by a male relative (this in a country filled with widows, 30,000 in Kabul alone, after twenty years of constant warfare); girls' schools shut down; medical care denied, even in life-threatening emergencies.
IANS Plabita Borthakur, who featured in Lipstick Under My Burkha, says the projection of women is quite progressive and positive in Indian cinema today.
There is no burkha in the film, and people will be able to relate to the story of the film.
The 13-day festival will commence with the Australian premiere of Alankrita Shrivastava's Lipstick Under My Burkha.