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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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If we all went around wearing burkhas, our country would be a very sad place," he said.
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.
Under an overcast spring sky, two women in turquoise burkhas held a long banner adorned with gruesome photographs--women begging in a marketplace; a child with amputated legs tied off like balloons; a grinning boy with a string of severed hands slung over his shoulder.
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Immigration Minister Damian Green ruled out a ban on burkhas, saying it would be "un-British".
3 (ANI): Almost two-thirds of Britons think women should be barred from wearing the burkha in public, the Daily Express reveals a Harris poll, as stating.
I SUPPORT France's move on burkhas and disagree with Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman's comment that banning it would be "contrary to what this country is about".
22 (ANI): British Justice Secretary Jack Straw has said that while he would prefer if Muslim women didn't wear burkhas in Britain, a France-like ban on wearing veils wouldn't be feasible.
She particularly condemns the fact that increasing numbers of young girls are being forced into burkhas to attend primary school.
I don't know about you but, had I daughters, I'd prefer them to wear burkhas and behave accordingly than to ape their anything goes white British peers - for whom, by the way, police and medical units are laid on to ameliorate their excesses at Bank Holidays.
3 Tali-Banned T&S travel to Afghanistan and tell their fundamentalist friends that burkhas, beards and bullet belts are strictly pas de rigueur.
France has voted to outlaw the wearing of burkhas in public, saying they degrade women.