Another European country will ban the wearing of the burqa this summer

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — The Netherlands will ban the wearing of the burqa and other items that could hide the face in public places on August 1, reports the NL Times news site.

Following a decision of the Dutch Senate, taken last summer, wearing the full veil in public places will be banned in the Netherlands from 1 August, reports NL Times.

According to the media, the ban was to come into force on July 1, but was rejected by Interior Minister Kajsa Ollongren, while several educational institutions said they would have trouble enforcing the ban. in the middle of the school year.

In June 2018, the Senate of the Netherlands voted to ban the full veil in public places. The text deals with the wearing of the burqa and any other element likely to conceal the face.

In November 2016, the lower house of the Dutch parliament had already passed a bill to this effect, but to become a law, it needed to be approved by the Senate. The ban covers burqas, niqabs, hoods and motorcycle helmets.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) had approved in July 2014 the ban on the public wearing of the full Islamic veil ( burqa , niqab) adopted in 2010 by France, judging that it did not violate the freedom of religion.

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