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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 (14:58:51)
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Boycott French goods over burqa ban, says group

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Aligarh, April 13: An Aligarh-based NGO has urged Indians to boycott French goods to protest the ban on the burqa in France.

The Forum for Muslim Studies and Analysis has submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, saying the ban violated both human rights and woman's rights.

The memorandum has urged New Delhi to suspend imports from France -- and called upon Indians to boycott French goods.

"Forcing a woman to show her face is not only against human rights but also vulgar," said the group's general secretary, Jasim Mohammad. (IANS)