An Australian senator on Thursday wore a burqa in Parliament to demand national ban on burqa and all the covering garments worn by Muslim women.

Her action received big criticism from government and Muslims.

Pauline Hanson far-right senator , also leader of the anti Muslim and anti immigration One Nation minor party, on Thursday sat in the Parliament with the black head-to-ankle garment for more than 10 minutes 

Senator Pauline, demands after removing the covering that she wanted ban on such outfits because of security reasons.

Attorney-General George Brandis drew applause when he said his government would not ban the burqa, and chastised Hanson for what he described as a “stunt” that offended Australia’s Muslim minority.

Senate President Stephen Parry said Hanson’s identity had been confirmed before she entered the chamber.



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