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Spate of thefts prompts burqa ban in some Indian jewelry shops

Spate of thefts prompts burqa ban in some Indian jewelry shops

Muslim women wearing the head-to-toe Islamic robe, or burqa, could be banned from shopping at jewelry stores in this western Indian city after a series of thefts carried out by burqa-clad robbers, jewelers said Thursday.
The Pune Jewelers Association has applied to police for permission to bar people who cover their faces from their stores, said association president Fattechand Ranka.
Ranka said the move comes after closed circuit cameras in stores showed that three recent thefts, each of jewelry valued at more than US$8,500 (