Uygur women pass a Chinese paramilatary police on patrol in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang. Burqas, niqabs and other Muslim wear are now banned on public buses in Karamay city. Photo: AFPUygur women pass a Chinese paramilatary police on patrol in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang. Burqas, niqabs and other Muslim wear are now banned on public buses in Karamay city. Photo: AFP
Uygur women pass a Chinese paramilatary police on patrol in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang. Burqas, niqabs and other Muslim wear are now banned on public buses in Karamay city. Photo: AFP

Xinjiang city bans Muslim clothing and large beards on public buses

Uygur rights group slams measures as 'discriminatory', as China continues to restrict ethnic group's practices amid spate of violence in the region

Uygur women pass a Chinese paramilatary police on patrol in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang. Burqas, niqabs and other Muslim wear are now banned on public buses in Karamay city. Photo: AFPUygur women pass a Chinese paramilatary police on patrol in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang. Burqas, niqabs and other Muslim wear are now banned on public buses in Karamay city. Photo: AFP
Uygur women pass a Chinese paramilatary police on patrol in Urumqi, the capital of Xinjiang. Burqas, niqabs and other Muslim wear are now banned on public buses in Karamay city. Photo: AFP
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