Ministry of Justice moots plan for burqa ban

  • 2015-12-02
  • By Helen Wright
TALLINN - Burqas and niqabs could be banned in public spaces such as schools, state offices, and hospitals according to new plans put forward by the Estonian Ministry of Justice. The ministry is working on legislation that would see the items of clothing, traditionally worn by women from the Muslim community, banned on the grounds that they cover the face, public broadcaster ERR News reported. This, the ministry said, is not part of the cultural practice of Estonia and should not be allowed. It said that this new step is related to the Istanbul Convention which wa...
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