Switzerland decides to ban wearing of Burqa and Niqab in Public Places

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Switzerland bans the wearing of Burqa and Niqab in public places. 

In a public referendum, the decision to ban Burqa and Niqab was approved by 51.25% of the Swiss people.

However, people will still be able to wear full-face coverings in religious and sacred sites. Besides, it will also be allowed to wear those for health issues.

The ban will now be included in the Swiss constitution.

Various Islamic groups have opposed the ban. A leading Swiss Islamic group called it a "dark day" for Muslims. 

There will be no additional exceptions for tourists or anything else according to the proposal by the Swiss federal government. 

The proposal popular in Swiss local media as "Burqa ban" was put forward by the right-wing "Swiss Peoples Party."

Publish : 2021-03-08 17:35:00

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