China's Uighur region to ban veiled robes

December 12, 2014 4:56 PM

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China's Uighur region to ban veiled robes

Xinjiang province capital introduces law to ban women's veil in public as part of measures to curb "Muslim extremism".

The capital of China's restive western region of Xinjiang has introduced a law banning veiled robes in public as part of measures taken by Beijing to curb "Muslim extremism", authorities have announced.

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