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Sri Lanka to ban burqa, shut down many Islamic seminaries

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka will ban the wearing of the burqa and shut more than a thousand Islamic schools, a government minister said, the latest actions affecting the country’s minority Muslim population. Minister for public security Sarath Weerasekera told a news

Swiss voters narrowly approve ‘burqa ban’

GENEVA: Swiss voters narrowly backed a ban on full face coverings in public places in a decision branded as discriminatory by opponents. Official results showed that 51.2 percent of voters, and a clear majority of federal Switzerland’s cantons, supported the

Burqa-clad man robs landlord in Gujranwala

RAWALPINDI: A burqa-clad man robbed the landlord of his house after he was unable to pay the rent to the coronavirus-induced lockdown enforced for the past four months. The unusual robbery incident occurred in Gujranwala where the tenant donned an

Burqas distributed at govt school in Mardan

PESHAWAR: Body-shrouding ‘shuttlecock’ burqas were distributed among female students at Girls Middle School in Union Council Palo Dheri of district Rustam in Mardan. The garments were reportedly bought from Rs 100,000 fund by former district councillor Muzaffar Shah. Around Sixty-nine