Explainer: Why do Muslim women wear a burka, niqab or hijab?
So what exactly is the burka? And why do some Muslim women wear it?
Raihan Ismail is a lecturer in Middle East Politics and Islamic Studies at the Australian National University.
Dr Ismail spoke with 666 ABC Canberra to answer some common questions about the burka.
Why do some Muslim women wear burkas?
The Koran calls for both men and women to ‘cover and be modest’.