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When AR Rahman's daughter Khatija Rahman defended him after he was accused of being a hypocrite: 'Don't make judgements...'

May 07, 2022 11:47 am

In 2019, AR Rahman was attacked by trolls who accused him of 'forcing' his daughter, the recently married Khatija Rahman, to wear a niqab. The music maestro handled the situation with poise and grace.

Nobody has right to object to wearing burqa: Sunni cleric

March 25, 2021 11:12 pm

The statement comes a day after UP minister Anand Swarup Shukla said Muslim women will be freed from the practice of wearing burqa, which he described as an evil custom and compared it to the banned triple talaq.

International Bikini Day 2019: How burkini continues to spark gender debates across world

July 05, 2019 11:37 am

Originally designed in 2004 by Aheda Zanetti, a Lebanese-born Australian fashion designer, a burkini is a play on two words — burqa, which is a body and head covering garment worn by Islamic women in public, and bikini.

No wearing face veil on campus: Kerala minority college order

May 03, 2019 7:50 am

“At present, no girl students under MES educational institutions attend classes covering their face. But this is a preemptive decision sensing what is in store,” said MES president Dr P A Fazal Gafoor.

Ban burqas in India: Shiv Sena mouthpiece asks PM Narendra Modi after Sri Lanka move

May 02, 2019 3:55 am

"PM Modi needs to do all this. It is an equally courageous work, like the surgical strike," Shiv Sena said in an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana.

Will ban burqa as it stops vitamin D intake from sunlight : UKIP

May 26, 2017 3:21 pm

Citing that Burqas prevent intake of essential Vitamin D from Sunlight, the UK Independence Party has pledged to ban them in its general election manifesto.

Burqa a 'garment of extremism, backwardness': Chinese official

September 25, 2015 7:11 pm

"We Uyghur people don't like to see women wear such kinds of clothes either, and by covering the eyes, the burqa represents some kind of backwardness," said Shewket Imin.

Australian PM Tony Abbott not in favour of burqa in parliament

October 01, 2014 10:14 am

"It is perfectly appropriate that in certain circumstances people be required to show their face," said Tony Abbott.

UK to 'learn lessons' after male terror suspect escapes in burqa

November 05, 2013 12:55 am

It was the second time a terrorism suspect has absconded in the past 10 months.

Muslim women in Australia to remove burqa for proving identity

November 01, 2013 6:32 pm

The law was amended after consultation with the Muslim and Sikh Communities.