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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 former wife of the politician, who recently tied the knot for the third time, said Maneka was wearing a political burqa.
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According to sources, police asked the woman to remove her burqa minutes before Adityanath arrived at the rally.
This would effectively mean a ban on the niqab and the burqa, he added.
Under the German law, officials will also be able to require women wearing a burqa or full-face veil to uncover their faces for the purposes of identification.
The burqa is not a sign of freedom of religion, but a sign of the freedom and oppression of women.
La police a fait savoir que pour atteindre son objectif de 30% de grades venant des dites minorites, contre 9% actuellement, elle songe serieusement a autoriser les candidates a arborer la burqa.
As with many other religious scriptures, dress is open to interpretation and has been shaped by centuries of cultures France and Belgium are seeking to France and Belgium are seeking to have the burqa and niqab banned in public spaces.
The women who did not put on Burqa before the ISIS's deadline suffered tremendously.
SIDON, Lebanon: The Lebanese Army Saturday briefly detained a man wearing a burqa when he fled upon approaching a military checkpoint in the coastal city of Sidon.
They frequently raid the dressing-up box, so a burqa would be a logical extension of that.
Prosecutors claim Abdul Malik Rustam, then aged 27, pulled off the burqa inside the house and strangled his wife in front of their toddler.