Burka ban backed by Dutch MPs for public places

Burka ban backed by Dutch MPs for public places

Dutch MPs have backed a ban on the Islamic full veil in some public places such as schools and hospitals, and on public transport.
The niqab face veil and the burka, which covers the eyes, are included in the ban along with other face coverings such as ski-masks and helmets.
The Dutch Senate must approve the bill, which has government backing, for it to become law.
Supporters of the ban say people should be identifiable in public places.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte's ruling Liberal-Labour coalition described the bill as "religious-neutral".
Offenders would face a fine of up to €410... read more

29 November 2016 in World News, Views: 43
Source: BBC

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