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Ban on full-face veil in France : Hiding Face is against Public Social Order

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Hijaab Ban in France

The French parliament passed a law prohibiting wearing a full-face veil in public, meaning a ban will come into force early next year if it is not overturned by senior judges.

The Senate passed the bill by 246 votes to one Tuesday and, having already cleared the lower house in July, the bill will now be reviewed by the Constitutional Council, which has a month to confirm its legality.

The text makes no mention of Islam, but President Nicolas Sarkozy’s government promoted the law as a means to protect women from being forced to wear Muslim full-face veils such as the burqa or the niqab.

Once in force, the law provides for a six-month period of “education” to explain to women already wearing a face veil that they face arrest and a fine if they continue to do so in any public space.

A woman who chooses to defy the ban will receive a fine of 150 euros (195 dollars) or a course of citizenship lessons. A man who forces a woman to go veiled will be fined 30,000 euros and serve a jail term.

This is not about security or religion, but respecting our republican principles,” Justice Minister Michele Alliot-Marie declared before the vote.

“France, land of secularism, guarantees respect for all religions (but) hiding the face under a face-covering veil is against public social order, whether it is forced or voluntary,” she said.

Some other European countries are mulling similar bans, but critics of the law in its proposed form believe it is too broadly framed and that it will eventually be overturned as unconstitutional and discriminatory.

Two senior lawmakers from Sarkozy’s UMP ruling party said the new law should go before the Constitutional Council to ensure that it is in full conformity with France’s constitution.

“This law has been the subject of long and complex debates on the essential principles that form the basis of our republican pact,” Bernard Accoyer and Gerard Larcher said in a statement.

The vote comes when some of France’s other policies — especially a drive to round up and expel Roma Gypsies — have led to accusation of racism, and the tough new law is expected to draw further criticism from rights groups.

The policy also has the rare distinction of being condemned in advance by both the United States and Al-Qaeda, with both US President Barack Obama and Islamist militant Ayman al-Zawahiri criticising it as an insult to Muslims.

Fear is in their hearts , Islam is just over taking Europe from their footsteps.

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HSY to stage grand finale at PSFW 2015 with ‘INK’

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LAHORE, Pakistan: In the lead up to the 8th PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week (PSFW) being held from the 18 – 21st of April 2015, the Pakistan Fashion Design Council has revealed the names of participating designers, textile houses and high-street brands.

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The iconic courtier Hassan Sheheryar Yasin (HSY) is set to close PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2015 with “INK”; a collection inspired by Asia and specifically HSY’s journeys to The Land of Rising Sun.

INK represents the essence of Langkawi, Indonesia, Nagasaki, and Yunnan with natural and indigenous yarns, hand-woven to perfection. Expect the traditional dyeing techniques of Shibori from Nagasaki, Batik from Indonesia, and Gara from Sierra Leone infused with mackintosh, saffron, aubergine, eggshell, rosette, indigo and ochre. Created with the scorching sub continental summer in mind, INK channels versatile hemlines to suit a diversity of younger, older, working men, women and homemakers alike.

Big names that will be missed in this edition of PSFW are: 

Fashion giants such as Elan, Shehla Chatoor and Ali Xeeshan are missing from the roster. One may wonder why they choose to miss out on one of the biggest fashion showcases of the year. Ali Xeeshan may be boycotting the event after an unpleasant incident last year at PFDC L’Oreal Bridal Week but what about the rest?

PSFW 2015 kicks off on 18 April and will end on 21 April.

-Jago News-

 

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AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 is Probably Found

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On early Sunday 28th December, 2014 an AirAsia Indonesia airliner flying from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 passengers on board has gone missing.

Search operation held the answer in the report is very little.

This is the third Malaysian-linked aviation disaster this year (2014) , an AirAsia airliner plane traveling from Indonesia to Singapore disappeared early Sunday over the Java Sea. Search Officials and other experts indicate that it probably crashed into the ocean, and although possible the remains of plane that has been badly damaged or destroyed. has already been spotted, nothing has yet been confirmed.

There were 155 passengers on board, the airliner company said in a statement:
• 138 adults, 16 children and one infant
• Most on board were Indonesian
• Several were from other countries: one UK national, a Malaysian, a Singaporean and three South Koreans
• The BBC understands that the British national is Chi-Man Choi
• Two pilots and five crew were also on board – one French, the others Indonesian

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Faraz Manan’s ‘Lyallpur’ Bridal Show [Exclusive Photos]

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Exclusive photos from the Faraz Manan & Ather Shahzad’s Bridal Show.


For full set of images of the event, do get the copy of our next Jago Magazine’s issue.

Event covered by Kh Sherdil for Jago News

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