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  • n. A burka, burqa


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  • His nomenclature is borrowed from his selected exposure via media to the Afghan chadri, which is almost never worn outside of Afghanistan or neighbouring countries.

    Sarkozy Wants to Ban the “Burqa” : Law is Cool

  • In Afghanistan, the burka is known as the 'chadri'; it became common only when the Taliban came to power.

    Pat Dollard | Young Americans

  • I could tell it was a woman by the long chadri that covered her body including her head.

    A Nightmare’s Prayer

  • In 1959 Afghanistan formally abolished the requirement that women wear a veil and a chadri, a shroudlike head-to-toe covering.

    Spoken from the Heart

  • In 1969, when I was there, women were not seen on the streets, rarely even in chadri, and I had the feeling I had traveled further in time -- back in time -- than in distance.

    Howie Klein: Afghanistan Policy Is Something Obama Needs To Take Another Serious Look At

  • RICKS: Even back in Kabul back then, you'd see a lot of people -- actually, what we called it a chadri.

    CNN Transcript Oct 29, 2009

  • "I will take off my chadri [burqa] when the other women do," said 35-year-old Mina, as she walked down a Kabul street on her way home from the hospital.

    First Person Global

  • In Afghanistan, the Taliban required women to wear the full-body chadri in public, and that solved the problem of institutionalized violence against women forever , yay!

    The Full Feed from

  • I particularly loved how she chose to continue wearing a chadri even after she got surgery done on her cleft lip, how she didn’t choose to wear a chadri because of poor self-image but because she wanted to.

    Archive 2010-01-01


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