Tuesday, January 13, 2015

China bans burqa in capital of Muslim region of Xinjiang

China bans burqa in capital of Muslim region of Xinjiang - Telegraph
"Burqas are not traditional dress for Uighur women, and wearing them in public places is banned in countries such as Belgium and France," Xinhua, China's official news agency, wrote in a brief article about the ban.
Xinjiang is home to the Uighurs, a largely Muslim, Turkic-speaking group as well as a growing number of Han Chinese migrants who have poured into the region which borders Pakistan, Afghanistan and Kazakhstan.
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