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Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, has been on a series of fasts as part of his "Sadbhavna" mission. Predictably, there was controversy. On two occasions, he was offered a Muslim skull cap and later a scarf (seen above), and refused to accept both these symbols.

These characteristic scarves have a chequered pattern and are most identified with Arab regions. What are they called?

Image: The Times of India

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