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More jewellary thefts by burqa wearers

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Submitted by Vijay (United Kingdom), Dec 28, 2006 at 19:25

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/6215181.stm

Burka ban by Indian jewellers

By Monica Chadha
BBC News, Mumbai

Jewellers in the western Indian city of Pune have said they will not serve women who wear veils covering their faces following a spate of thefts.

The Jewellers Association in Pune - about 170km from Mumbai - said three recent cases of theft involved women dressed in burkas.

The police were unable to identify the thieves because the women's faces were covered, they said

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