Dutch cabinet divided on burka ban

Dutch ministers have failed to agree a ban on the burka, the all-enveloping cloak worn by some Muslim women.

Immigration and Integration Minister Rita Verdonk (VVD) discussed a number of options with the relevant ministers on Tuesday, but none of the ideas received full backing. Verdonk was asked to rework her proposals, sources in The Hague said

The Minister announced in October she was investigating whether wearing of the burka could be banned in specific situations. This was in response to a suggestion by Independent Conservative MP Geert Wilders.

Source: Expatica (English)

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