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Tag: Burqa

Afghan News Readers
Afghan male newsreaders wear masks to protest Taliban order for women counterparts

Earlier this month, Afghanistan's supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada issued a diktat for women to cover up fully in public, including their faces, ideally with the traditional burqa.

Taliban supreme leader orders women to wear burqa in public
Taliban supreme leader orders women to wear burqa in public

The all-encompassing blue burqa, 'Chadari', which became a global symbol of the Taliban's previous extremist rule from 1996 to 2001, was proposed as a suitable covering, according to the statement.

Bollywood And Hijab – A Cinemascope Story
Bollywood And Hijab – A Cinemascope Story

The Karnataka High Court dismissed the petitions filed by some students seeking direction for permission to wear Hijab in classrooms. In its landmark judgement, a full bench of the High Court held that wearing of Hijab is not a part of Essential Religious Practice in Islam and so is not protected under Article 25 of the Constitution.

Shiv Sena calls for ban on burqa in public places

Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday called for a ban on the use of burqa by women of a particular community as it threw its weight behind a similar plan being mulled by the Sri Lankan government in the wake of the Easter terror strikes which claimed over 250 lives. “This restriction has been recommended as […]