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Srinagar, Mar 27: The AMT nursing school, associated with the Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar, on Tuesday lifted the ban on wearing burka or veil. The school had asked the female students to give an undertaking that they would not cover their faces or wear Abhayas during clinical postings.
Fresh allegations of racist behaviour by Labour councillor Jim Dempster are being investigated by the party. Transport minister Humza Yousaf has again called for the councillor to step down. The Dumfries and Galloway councillor made an Islamophobic comment in relation to Yousaf during a meeting with ...

Earlier in the month Indonesia's Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University in Yogyakarta caused a stir when it announced a ban against the wearing of burka on its premises, adding that 41 students had been identified as burka-wearers and were undergoing 'counseling'. A few days later another state Islamic ...
Let us begin with Guha's concern about the burka. One need not hesitate to posit that if women are dictated a dress code, this certainly should be a matter of concern. Having said this, we need to put this issue in perspective. Women not wearing the burka are no less oppressed than women in burka; what ...
The strongly worded opinion piece in The Indian Express, a rebuttal to the social activist Harsh Mander's article titled "Sonia, Sadly" in The IE, kicks off with a Dalit's advice to Muslims attending their rallies: By all means, come in large numbers to our rallies. But don't come with your skullcaps and burkas.”.
Transport minister Humza Yousaf has branded a Labour councillor's planned visit to a mosque a "tokenistic" photo opportunity after he made an Islamophobic slur. Jim Dempster, who is a councillor in Dumfries and Galloway, told Yousaf's civil servants during a meeting about local road issues that "no one would have seen ...

An Islamic university in Indonesia has faced a backlash after banning female students from wearing the full-face veil on campus. The Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University in Yogyakarta, Java, said that the move had been made as a preventive measure against the spread of radical ideology among ...
TEMPO.CO, Yogyakarta - Rector of State Islamic University (UIN) Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta Yudian Wahyudi mentioned has revoked the prohibition of wearing burka (face veil) for the students at the campus. “It has been revoked, the information is from the head of study, dean and the rector himself," said ...
Meanwhile, head of Nahdalatul Ulama Yogyakarta chapter Nizar Ali countered Azman's argument and said that he has no problem with the burka ban since campus management has the autonomy to do so. The Rector of State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga prohibited its students to wear burkas during ...
Srinagar:A militant was killed and a policeman sustained injuries on Monday after militants lobbed a grenade at a police station in Tral, police said. According to the official spokesperson of the police ; "Today at 12:30 PM one HM militant namely Mushtaq Chopan who was in custody of Police Station Tral ...
German police say a Muslim woman wearing a veil covering her entire face and body was attacked and verbally abused inside a Berlin store. Police said yesterday a 28-year-old woman insulted the victim and ripped the veil of the burka from her head. The attacker then followed the 54-year-old victim out of ...
CRICKET legend Imran Khan has tied the knot with his burka-clad Islamic spiritual adviser - after marriages to to glamorous British socialites fell through. Former playboy Khan, 65, married Bushra Wattoo last week during a private ceremony in Pakistani capital Lahore. Khan married spiritual adviser Bushra ...
The woman did not want to remove her niqab and complied with Justice Beale's ruling, but the defendant's lawyer indicated she would seek exemptions from the burka ban on religious grounds going forward. The woman's husband, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is an accused terrorist. Last year ...
A high-profile MP with Denmark's governing Liberal party and seven politicians from coalition party Liberal Alliance have said they will not vote for a proposal to ban full-face veils in public. Former minister for food and the environment Eva Kjer Hansen confirmed to Ritzau on Wednesday that she would vote ...
Oslo The Norwegian government has proposed a nationwide ban on the wearing of the niqab and the burka in universities, schools, and nurseries. France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Bulgaria and the German state of Bavaria have all restricted the wearing of full-face veils in public places. If Norway passes ...
Humza Yousaf calls on Labour councillor to resign after burka slur. Scottish Transport Secretary Humza Yousaf. Picture: Michael ... He added: “You don't need diversity training to know not to say to a Muslim you are hiding under a burka.” A Scottish Labour spokesman said: “James Dempster has been ...
A prominent Labour MSP has urged his party to “make a decision” on a councillor who made an Islamophobic comment about the transport minister. Jim Dempster has been suspended from the party pending an investigation into a remark about Humza Yousaf, the transport minister. The Dumfries and ...

“I'm led to believe that she was wearing a black burka,” Victoria Police Acting Commissioner Ross Guenther said today. “We think it really is a random attack. From what I've been briefed on today the 56-year-old male who lives at this address provides that premises from time to time to international students.
A high-profile MP with Denmark's governing Liberal party and seven politicians from coalition party Liberal Alliance have said they will not vote for a proposal to ban full-face veils in public. Former minister for food and the environment Eva Kjer Hansen confirmed to Ritzau on Wednesday that she would vote ...
But this is the first known case of a burka-wearer being refused entry. A court spokesman told The Herald Sun that judges ultimately make the decision about who is allowed in their courtroom. Victoria's state opposition last year proposed jailing or fining women who refused to show their faces in court.
According to the bill, face-covering costumes like burka and niqab that hide the face except the eyes and mouth should be prohibited in public places. It also proposes a fine of DKK 1,000 (about $165 / Rs 10,650) for the first time violators, and up to DKK 10,000 (about $1660 / Rs 1,06,500) for repeated ...
TODAY is World Hijab Day – marked to recognise millions of Muslim women who choose to wear the headscarf to observe certain Islamic traditions which insist women dress “modestly” in public. But, for those who don't wear such items, there can often be confusion over the difference between a burka, ...
Police are on the hunt for a person wearing a burka who was seen on CCTV after a jeweller was brutally murdered minutes after he locked up his store. The body of Ramniklal Jogiya, 74, was discovered cruelly dumped in a country lane seven miles away from his shop in Leicester. Vile skinhead used ...
The ministry's draft proposal comes after the government last year announced its intention to ban the burka, the full-face Islamic veil, from use in public places. According to broadcaster DR, which has been seen the draft, the proposal states that it will be "forbidden to wear clothing items that cover the face in ...
Current council members Bobby Haas, Chuck Overstreet, Jeanine Faegre, Edward Talkington, Rutha Chestnut, Mary Beth Hoover, Keeley Steele, Shannon Snodgrass, Brent Burton, Courtney Persinger, Samuel Minardi, Bobby Reishman, Bruce King, Richard Burka and Becky Ceperley are all running for ...
But while the Swiss appear to be against burkas and niqabs, that is not the case for Islam as a religion: 48% backed official recognition of Islam as a state religion, like Christianity. This idea has been proposed by the leftwing Social Democratic Party, on condition that the Islamic communities adhere to a ...
Only residents with unusual lots who devoted plenty of time to getting an exception to the bylaw have succeeded, as Burka has, in building a laneway house in the city of Toronto. Meanwhile, cities such as Vancouver and Ottawa already have backyard housing policies in place, streamlining the process for ...
A ban on full-face coverings, which includes Muslim veils such as those worn in burkas, comes into force in Austria today as anti-immigration parties look poised to win national elections later this month. The new law states that faces must be visible from hairline to chin in public places and includes off-slope ...
Only residents with unusual lots who devoted plenty of time to getting an exception to the bylaw have succeeded, as Burka has, in building a laneway house in the city of Toronto. Meanwhile, cities such as Vancouver and Ottawa already have backyard housing policies in place, streamlining the process for ...
TWO women who were wearing burqas were racially abused on a train between Edinburgh and Glasgow. The women, who were travelling with four young children, had to move carriages due to the racist abuse to get away from the offender. Transport cops now want to find the women who were on board ...
The Swiss Federal Council has proposed an indirect counterproposal to an initiative calling for a nationwide ban on face-covering headgear: forcing another person to wear a burka or niqab should be made illegal. On Wednesday, the Federal Council recommended that voters reject the so-called “burka ...
GUNMEN in burkas killed at least nine people and wounded 35 after sneaking into a government building dressed as women in Pakistan. Five men dodged security by donning the head-to-toe Muslim women's garb after arriving at the agricultural research centre in rickshaws. Nurse tends an injured victim ...
Pakistani Taliban gunmen disguised in all-enveloping burkas stormed the campus of an agriculture university in Pakistan on Friday, wounding at least five people, police said. Police and army troops summoned to the scene killed all of the attackers at the Directorate of Agriculture Institute in the ...
Blackface Zwarte Piet booted from Amsterdam council meeting over burka ban violation ... What started out as an attempt to ban the wear of burkas in the Netherlands, was eventually passed through the Dutch cabinet in 2015 as a ban on wearing face-covering clothing in Dutch public and government ...
with pictures of crying paperboys and vandalised newsagents, and probably a woman wearing a burka for no reason. Sky News will never do anything as daft as play some nice piano music to entertain their viewers. They'd much rather cross to a panel made up of political operators who have all been fired ...
Supporters of a burka ban in Switzerland have been given a boost after canton St Gallen decided to outlaw the wearing of the Islamic garment in public under certain conditions. Parliament in the eastern canton on Tuesday confirmed the ban despite opposition from the cantonal government and leftwing as ...
Hanson wore the burka into parliament to make a point about security issues: you can't see who's under it, basically. It was a stunt, and we could easily do without it, but it had nothing to do with religious freedom, because the burka is not about religious freedom. It is the opposite. It is an assault on women's ...
Ellie worked as a secretary for the West Virginia State Bar Association, was a housewife and a homemaker for the late Mel Burka and they ...
On 18 October the Canadian province of Quebec passed new legislation forbidding a person to be veiled when delivering or receiving a public ...
It may be that both the burka and the bikini were devised by men as solutions to a male problem, the problem of male attraction to the female ...
... the latest victim of Austria's "burka ban". pic.twitter.com/RphI2YTRDG ... restrictions ban people from covering their faces with masks, burkas, ...
... wearing religious symbols on the job, as well as an explicit ban on "accessories of submission" including the Islamic chador, burka or niqab.
The CHUM is staking out a more detailed position on Bill 62, the so-called burka ban, than other major Montreal hospitals that have chosen to ...
Just over 11 years ago, then-British foreign secretary Jack Straw wrote about his discomfort with the Islamic face-covering niqabs and burkas ...
A SCOTTISH Muslim writer who has received death threats for repeatedly criticising Islamic doctrine wants women to be banned from wearing ...
Just over 11 years ago, then-British foreign secretary Jack Straw wrote about his discomfort with the Islamic face-covering niqabs and burkas ...
To their discredit, Quebec's politicians keep pandering to people's worst instincts, relying on the politics of fear to brand a few burka-clad ...
netherlands-burqa.jpg Philippe Couillard, the premier of Quebec, said: 'We are in a free and democratic society. You speak to me, I should see ...
A new "burka ban" in Austria had unforeseen consequences for a man dressed in a comedy shark costume. The man, who has not been ...
Austria Just Enforced a Burka Ban, and Other News Women Need to Know This ... Austria has started enforcing its ban on burkas and niqabs.


 

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