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Deadline for 'burqa' extended

SRINAGAR, SEPT. 1. As the deadline for women in Kashmir Valley to wear burqa was extended today by 10 days by the militant outfit, Lashkar-e-Jabbar, security was beefed up in and around women's educational institutions as a precautionary measure.

In a telephonic statement to a local news agency, the outfit, which gave a diktat last month, announced they were extending the deadline by 10 days following a request by women's organisation, the Dukhtaran-e-Millat, which supported the campaign.- PTI

Veiled women walk in a busy street as a paramilitary vehicle passes by in Srinagar on Saturday.

- AP

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