Muslim woman forced by cops to remove burqa at rally in India’s UP | World

A screengrab from the video, which went viral on social networking sites, shows the woman removing her burqa.

KARACHI: A Muslim woman was forced by police to take her burqa off at a rally in India’s Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, Indian media reported, in yet another incident highlighting growing extremism.

The video of the incident shows the woman removing her burqa minutes before UP CM Yogi Adityanath made an appearance at the public meeting, the Hindustan Times reported.

The woman, identified as Saira, first removed her veil but the women constables on duty forced her to remove the burqa, according to the newspaper.

She said she was a BJP worker and had come to the rally from her village wearing her “traditional dress.”

An inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

News Reporter

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