Burqa

  • RSS workers came wearing burqas at Modi's Goa rally: Congress January 14, 2014

    Panaji: RSS workers wearing burqas were present at BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's public rally in Goa on Sunday, the Congress alleged on Monday. Addressing a press conference, Congress spokesperson Babu Azgaonkar said, "RSS workers were given burqas specially tailored and they were seated at the rally to make it...
  • Muslim women in Australia to remove burqa for proving identity November 1, 2013

    Muslim women would now be asked to remove burqa or niqab to prove their identity to the police, according to a new law introduced in an Australian state. The law which was passed on Thursday in the state parliament was amended after consultation with the Muslim and Sikh Communities, AAP news...
  • Real estate company paid Rs 42 lakh to buy burqas for Modi's rally: Digvijaya September 25, 2013

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday created a storm with a claim that the ruling BJP had got 10,000 burqas stitched for Narendra Modi's meeting in Bhopal on Thursday for which a real estate company had paid Rs 42 lakh to a local tailor. At a press conference, he also...
  • Modi's Bhopal rally marred by controversy over burqas, skull caps September 25, 2013

    Ahead of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's big rally in Bhopal today, the controversy over stereotype dressing to show minority support for Modi seems to be haunting the BJP. Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh had claimed that 10,000 burqas were bought by the BJP for the rally. ...
  • BJP dismisses Digvijay Singh's claim on burqas for Narendra Modi rally September 24, 2013

    BJP on Tuesday denied Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh's charge that the party has ordered 10,000 burqas for Muslim women who would attend its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Bhopal and said it does not indulge in appeasement politics. "Congress has been doing votebank politics for the last 50...
  • Real estate company paid for burqas for BJP's 'Mahakumbh': Digvijay Singh September 24, 2013

    Indore: Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday alleged that the ruling BJP had got 10,000 burqas stitched for its 'Karyakarta Mahakumbh' to be held in Bhopal on Wednesday, for which director of a real estate had paid Rs 42 lakh to the tailor. "In order to purchase 10,000 burqas for...
  • Have bills to prove burqas, skull caps bought for Modi's Jaipur rally: Digvijaya September 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday claimed to have bills which prove that burqas and skull caps were bought specifically for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's recent rally in Jaipur. He said, "This is the bill for the purchase of 10,000 burqas from Indore. Caps were also purchased...
  • Burqa law introduced in Australian state August 8, 2013

    Melbourne: A state in Australian has introduced a new law which would require Muslim women to remove burqa to prove their identity to the police. The new law has been incepted in Western Australia following public outcry over a case of Burqa-wearing woman Carnita Matthews, who had a conviction of...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai July 16, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Is the battle for 2014 being shifted from governance to secularism? July 16, 2013

    As the Congress launched a counter-offensive against Modi, BJP charged it with lowering the level of political discourse by evading issues of good governance, development and corruption. ...
  • Dress code diktats: NCW seeks probe, UP Muslims cry attack on faith December 10, 2012

    Bijnor: Two regressive and strange diktats have ruffled feathers in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. While women students in Bijnor have been barred from wearing black clothing and jeans at a function to be presided by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, a college in Bhiwani has made it mandatory for its women...
  • Kanpur college makes scarves mandatory for girls November 6, 2012

    Kanpur: Haleem Jubilee college in Kanpur has made wearing of burqas and scarves by girl students mandatory besides banning mobile phones. College management said that as cases of molestation had increased so they took these measures to ensure the safety of the girls. According to the management girls wearing scarves and...
  • Mangalore college bans burqa in class April 28, 2012

    Mangalore: In a decision that may trigger a controversy, a local college has banned girl students from wearing burqa in classes and while writing exams, but allowed them to wear the outfit in its campus. The management of St Aloysius College, an autonomous educational institution, has decided to ban burqa from...
  • Australian state toughens law on burqa March 5, 2012

    Melbourne: Burqa-clad Muslim women in Australia's most populous state will have to remove face veils as part of new tough identity check laws in New South Wales (NSW). The revised laws, which will come into force from April 30, will empower Justice officials with authority to look under religious face-coverings. NSW...
  • Saudi women to run, vote without male approval December 29, 2011

    Riyadh: Women in Saudi Arabia will not need a male guardian's approval to run or vote in municipal elections in 2015, when women will also run for office for the first time, a Saudi official said on Wednesday. The change signifies a step forward in easing the kingdom's restrictions against women,...
  • Canada bans burqa at citizenship swearing in December 13, 2011

    Toronto: New Canadian citizens must remove any face coverings, such as the Islamic niqab or burqa, while they take the oath of citizenship, the country's immigration minister said on Monday. Jason Kenney said most Canadians have misgivings about Islamic face coverings and said new Canadians should take the oath in view...
  • Islamophobia vs Islamism: West losing the battle? October 29, 2011

    Suhasini Haidar: Hello and welcome to this week's edition of World View with me Suhasini Haidar. Tonight those protests over Burqa bans, the rise of the right wing anti-Islamist groups, the question we are asking is the clash between Islamism and Islamophobia leading to Europe just losing that battle. With...
  • Islamophobia vs Islamism: West losing the battle? October 29, 2012

    Suhasini Haidar: Hello and welcome to this week's edition of World View with me Suhasini Haidar. Tonight those protests over Burqa bans, the rise of the right wing anti-Islamist groups, the question we are asking is the clash between Islamism and Islamophobia leading to Europe just losing that battle. With...
  • Gaddafi killed: Did NATO exceed its mandate? October 22, 2011

    Suhasini Haidar: Hello and welcome to this week's edition of WorldView with me Suhasini Haidar. Tonight Gaddafi's dead but he has left behind some troubling questions we are asking tonight. Did NATO overstep its mandate in Libya and what's next for all of West Asia? We have some special guest...
  • Now, Swiss House votes to ban burqa in public September 29, 2011

    Geneva: After France, Netherlands and Belgium, Switzerland is now on its way to become the fourth country in Europe to impose a ban on burqa, with lawmakers on Thursday voting for a far-right move to outlaw face veils in public. Swiss parliamentarians turned inwards on the sensitive issue of immigration on...
  • Burqa ban protests in France, 2 women arrested April 12, 2011

    London: Two Muslim women were arrested in Paris Monday for wearing face veils or burqa as France moves to enforce a ban on full face coverings, a media report said. Kenza Drider, 32, travelled to Paris from her home in Provence to force a confrontation with police, and was one of...
  • Protests after burqa ban in France; 2 arrested April 12, 2011

    The police arrested two veiled protesters on the first official day of the ban in France. ...
  • France bans burqas, niqabs April 11, 2011

    Paris: France's controversial ban on wearing Islamic veils such as burqas and niqabs takes effect on Monday. A silent protest march against the burqa ban is planned for Monday morning in Paris. The ban pertains to the burqa, a full-body covering that includes a mesh over the face, and the niqab, a...
  • Shiv Sena demands ban on burqa October 20, 2010

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena continues to remain in the limelight for its controversial stands. This time around it has called for a ban on the burqa, calling the Muslim veil a threat to security interests. In an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamna', the party said Turkey had once banned the burqa...
  • French Constitutional Council validates burqa ban October 8, 2010

    Paris: France's top legal authority on Thursday approved a law banning full-face veils in public, the last hurdle for the ban, which aims to protect women's rights but has been criticised as causing the stigma to Muslims. The Constitutional Council, which had previously warned that banning the veil might be...
  • The Netherlands to ban burqa in public October 1, 2010

    After France and Switzerland, The Netherlands too is planning to ban the burqa in public. This comes as a part of a pact engineered by the newly elected minority coalition government in the country. ...
  • France bans wearing burqa in public places September 15, 2010

    The upper house of French Parliament has passed a controversial bill that outlaws burqa in public places. ...
  • Burqa ban in Australian court stirs debate August 19, 2010

    Sydney: An Australian judge refused a Muslim woman the right to wear a full-face veil in court during her testimony as a witness in a fraud trial on Thursday. Perth's District Court Judge Shauna Deane said that in the interest of a fair trial the witness should not be allowed to...
  • Women in burqa pass security, Canada fumes August 2, 2010

    Toronto: A YouTube video showing two niqab-wearing Muslim women being allowed to board a flight at Montreal airport without being subjected to any security checks has outraged Canadians. The incident, which was captured by a British passenger of Air Canada's flight from Montreal to Heathrow last month, violates international standards, which...
  • Teacher doesn't wear burqa, barred from class July 29, 2010

    Kolkata: A teacher in West Bengal's first Muslim university has not been able to hold her classes for the last three months after she rebelled against the tradition and decided not to wear burqa. Though the guidelines at Aliah University in Kolkata do not stipulate that women teacher should wear burqa,...