Belgium: Proposal to ban burkas (UPDATED)

Belgium: Proposal to ban burkas

Update: MR made a similar proposal 5 years ago.

The Belgian French-speaking liberal party MR (Reformist Movement) wants a burka ban all over the country. The MR fraction leader in the Senate, Christine Defraigne, will propose such legislation, reports Le Soir.

A burka is a piece of clothing which completely covers the body. Defraigne doesn't want people to walk about in public unrecognized.

In various municipalities police regulations already prohibit wearing a burka. Opponent think the regulation is superfluous, since the burka remains very marginal in Belgium.

Source: De Redactie (Dutch)

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