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Apr 28, 2017
German parliament backs partial burqa ban, Merkel says 'they're not appropriate in her country'Members of Germany's lower house of parliament have approved a law that partially bans the full-face Islamic veil or the burqa
Apr 23, 2017
UK far-right party UKIP to make burqa-ban a manifesto pledge in Britain electionsUKIP believes garments such as the burqa are a barrier to social harmony and a security risk.
Mar 04, 2017
Uttar Pradesh Election 2017: How burqas are changing the dynamics of politics in the stateBJP's demand that the Election Commission deploy women police officials to check the identity of burqa-clad women in UP has touched upon an emerging issue.
Feb 15, 2017
Travels of a political pilgrim: Is rise of religiosity on AMU campus a precursor to another 'Partition'?The rise of burqas and skullcaps on Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) campus could lead to another 'partition' of India, which need not be territorial.
Dec 06, 2016
Angela Merkel calls for ban on Muslim veils in GermanyAngela Merkel laid out her case for a fourth term as German chancellor on Tuesday, with a call to ban full-face Muslim veils and the promise of a tougher stance on immigration after a record influx of refugees
Oct 01, 2016
France's burkini ban misses nuanced aspects of Muslim women's adoption of hijabNo country is justified in banning the symbols of ‘choice’ in relation with hijab or burqa or categorically declaring it as compulsory attire in the name of social/political/religious morality and modesty
Sep 02, 2016
Burqa vs saffron scarf fight divides students in communally polarised coastal KarnatakaThe latest round of burqa versus the saffron scarf has the disturbing potential of further dividing an already communally polarised coastal Karnataka.
Aug 19, 2016
German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere in favour of partial burqa banGerman Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere came out Friday in favour of a partial burqa ban amid a fierce national debate on integration. "We agree that we reject the burqa, we agree that we want to introduce a legal requirement to show one's face in places where it is necessary for our society's coexistence - at the wheel, at public offices, at the registry office, in schools and universities, in the civil service, in court," he said after a meeting with regional counterparts from his conservative party.
Aug 13, 2016
Cannes ban on full-body 'burkini' swimsuits from beaches touted as anti-MuslimThe French resort of Cannes has banned full-body, head-covering swimsuits from its beaches, citing security reasons, a measure some are decrying as a discriminatory anti-Muslim move that only worsens religious tensions.
Jul 11, 2016
'Burqa revolution' in Kerala was an early sign of Islam radicalisation in the stateFor many, burqas and beards were also just a harmless reaction to what they perceived to be Western propaganda against Islamic symbols. And they had a right to assert their identity.