China’s restive region to ban veiled robes

December 12, 2014 1:33 AM

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China’s restive region to ban veiled robes

BEIJING: The capital of China’s restive western region of Xinjiang has introduced a law banning veiled robes in public amid measures taken by Beijing to curb Muslim extremism, authorities announced on Thursday.

The law in the predominantly Muslim region comes as Beijing intensifies a campaign against religious extremism that it blames for the violence that has left hundreds dead in the past 20 months.

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