Burqa banned in China's Xinjiang

January 14, 2015 8:38 AM

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Burqa banned in China's Xinjiang

China has banned the wearing of burqas in Uramqi, the capital city of Xinjiang, where a majority of Muslims reside, said a report published on The Telegraph.

Residents have been banned from wearing burqas in the city of 3.1 million people, in "an effort to curb growing extremism," state media had announced earlier this week.

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