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Also: burqa
a loose garment that covers the face and body


Variant of burqa.


(ˈbɜːkə) or


(Clothing & Fashion) variant spellings of burqa
[C19: from Arabic]
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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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But a remark from the teacher, that girls in burqas could not be good journalists, led her to question how she could use her veil -- considered by many in the West as a sign of oppression -- to her advantage in the deeply conservative society to which she belonged.
It is so convenient to be dressed in it, no pins and pains to hold its pieces together like other prevailing burqas', she remarked with satisfaction.
Full-face coverings such as niqabs and burqas are a polarising issue across Europe, with some arguing that they symbolise discrimination against women and should be outlawed.
A complete ban on wearing burqas and niqabs in public places came in force in Ticino is 2016, with non-compliance punishable by fines ranging from 100 Swiss francs ($104) to 10,000 ($10,400).
London: Muslim women who wear burqas should be defended in the same way as Christians who wear a crucifix, a senior Conservative said on Wednesday, amid a growing row over Boris Johnson's comments on face veils.
David Lammy, a Labour party member in the parliament said Johnson chose to mock women in burqas in a time when they are having their burqas pulled off in streets.
The lower house passed the law in 2016, after attempts to impose a more general ban on burqas and other face-covering veils failed.
My cousin recently had her brand-new Suzuki car taken away by men in burqas from sector E-2 in Hayatabad, while several other criminal cases have been reported.
Generally, dresses range from dhootis to turbans to burqas to western.
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 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.