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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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During a speech to a joint session of both houses of parliament on Monday, held at the Palace of Versailles in Paris, Sarkozy backed an initiative launched by legislators last week who expressed concern over an increase in the use of burqas in France.
The anti-surveillance 'Stealth Wear' hoodies, burqas, scarves, t-shirts and other gear by Adam Harvey and Johanna Bloomfield provide cover for anybody who wants to remain as undetected as possible.
Police in Australia's New South Wales state, which includes the largest city Sydney, will now have greater powers to remove the burqas or any other face coverings in order to identify criminal suspects.
Gerin is the head of a special commission created by the French government to evaluate a ban on wearing burqas and other full-face veils in public.
In Paris, the 32-member commission set up by parliament will hold hearings that could lead to legislation banning burqas from being worn in public.
They said that two people wearing burqas, traditionally worn by Muslim women, threw hand grenades into the church in Chianwali village, located near the city of Sialkot, some 150 kilometers southeast of Islamabad, while an evening Christmas service was in progress.
In the dusty, rocket-rutted streets of the capital, Kabul, women clutched pale blue burqas against the cold as they chanted slogans of hope and peace to support the new Government.
You can't go from Koran recitals and burqas one day straight to a Britney Spears Oops, I Did It Again video the next.
CONGRESS general secretary Digvijaya Singh stirred up a hornet's nest yet again on Tuesday when he alleged that burqas are being purchased for BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Bhopal.
24 ( ANI ): A day before Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addresses a rally in Bhopal, Congress Party general secretary Digvijay Singh on Tuesday alleged that 10,000 burqas were purchased here to feign the support of the Muslim minority towards the opposition party at the rally.
Home Office minister Jeremy Browne called for a national debate on the issue after Birmingham Metropolitan College reversed its eight-year ban on wearing of niqabs and burqas after a local campaign.
Pakistani women in most parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cover their heads and bodies, either with salwar kameez and scarves, or head-to-toe burqas.