In fighting religious extremism, capital of China's Muslim region bans veiled robes

December 11, 2014 9:30 AM

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BEIJING – The regional capital of China's restive western region of Xinjiang has introduced a law banning veiled robes in public places.

The measure 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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