BURKA BAN: Dutch parliament vote in favour of banning face veils in public places

BURKA BAN: Dutch parliament vote in favour of banning face veils in public places
 

The law, passed by the lower house, bans veils and other items that hide the face such as ski masks and helmets, in places where identifying the wearer is considered essential, including government buildings, public transport, schools and hospitals.
The measure must still gain the senate's approval before becoming law.
Few women in the Netherlands wear face veils, but a ban has long been a demand of Geert Wilders of the anti-Islam opposition Freedom Party which is leading in polls ahead of elections in March.
Full and partial face veils such as burkas and niqabs divide opinion in Europe,... read more

 
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