Articles about Burqa Ban
25 Mar 2021
Minister who called burqa 'evil custom' backtracks from statement
After his remarks calling burqa an evil custom triggered a row, Uttar Pradesh Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Anand Swarup Shukla on Thursday backtracked, saying women should have the freedom to wear their choice of clothes.
16 Mar 2021
Sri Lanka won't rush to ban burqas: Cabinet Spokesman
The Sri Lankan government will not rush through the process to ban burqas and the decision on the issue would be taken after reaching a consensus, a senior minister said on Tuesday.
04 May 2019
Muslim education group head receives 'death threats' for banning face-veils
The head of Muslim Education Society (MES), based in Kerala's Kozhikode, said he received "death threats" after banning face veils on its campuses.
29 Apr 2019
Sri Lanka's face veil ban takes effect under new regulation
Muslim women in Sri Lanka won't be allowed to wear any form of face veils in public starting today under new regulations announced by President Maithripala Sirisena who used emergency powers in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings.
31 May 2018
Danish Parliament bans burqa and niqab in public places
The Denmark Parliament today voted in favor of banning the burqa and other face-covering clothing in public spaces. The ban will come into effect from August 1.
18 Aug 2017
Australian Senator walks into parliament in burqa to protest it
The Australian Senate saw a dramatic debate on banning the burqa as Senator Pauline Hanson of the far-Right One Nation party walked into the House wearing one.
21 May 2017
Melania Trump refuses to wear headscarf in Saudi
US First Lady Melania Trump refused to wear a headscarf during her visit to Saudi Arabia, sparking controversy. US President Trump had earlier lambasted former first lady Michelle Obama for making the same choice.