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bur·ka

 (bo͝or′kə)
n.
Variant of burqa.

burka

(ˈbɜːkə) or

burkha

n
(Clothing & Fashion) variant spellings of burqa
[C19: from Arabic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burka - a loose garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women especially in India and Pakistanburka - a loose garment (usually with veiled holes for the eyes) worn by Muslim women especially in India and Pakistan; "the Taliban forced all women to wear the burqa"
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
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Girls in burqas and scarves can be seen riding their bicycles in the neighbourhood.
Three terrorists dressed in burqas stormed the ATI hostel situated near Peshawar's University Road on Dec 1, killing nine people and injuring 37 others.
Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) Sajjad Khan said lady police personnel have been deployed at check points after the use of burqas by terrorists in the attack,reported private news channel.
Police said the attackers were wearing burqas and they came in a rickshaw.
Peshawar -- Women police officials have been deployed at the checkpoints across the city after the terrorists clad in burqas stormed the Agriculture Training Institute in Peshawar early Friday morning at Agriculture Directorate.
The gunmen arrived at the campus in an auto-rickshaw and disguised in the burqas worn by many women in the region, Peshawar police chief Tahir Khan said.
The attackers were disguised by burqas (masks), they shot and wounded a campus guard before entering the institute.
By: MENA KABUL -- 26 October 2017: Two Daesh members, wearing burqas, shot and killed 15 Taliban members in northern Jawzjan province on Tuesday, Tolo News reported on Wednesday.
The 'burqa ban' prohibits facial coverings including niqabs and burqas, and also places restrictions on surgical masks, ski masks and clown make-up worn in public.
Arab News Miniskirts were replaced by burqas in the mid-1990s, when the Taliban took power in the country.
In the mosque, burqas and niqabs are banned, women aren't required to wear a headscarf, members of the LGBT community are encouraged to attend, and both male and female imams lead Friday prayers.
Women do not need to wear full-face veils or burqas, a tradition that is otherwise common for Muslim women all across the globe when they attend prayers at the mosque.