Cor­sica court up­holds burkini lo­cal ban

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Paris:

A court on the French is­land of Cor­sica has up­held a lo­cal ban on the burkini - the full-body swimwear pre­ferred by some Mus­lim women. The court in Bas­tia ruled that the ban was le­gal on pub­lic or­der grounds. Last month, a beach brawl between fam­i­lies of North African de­scent and lo­cal youths left five peo­ple in­jured.

France’s top ad­min­is­tra­tive court ruled in Au­gust that the ban, im­posed in a num­ber of towns across the coun­try, vi­o­lated ba­sic free­doms. How­ever, it also found that the mea­sure was per­mis­si­ble if wear­ing the burkini was likely to cause a pub­lic dis­tur­bance. BBC woman, “Why couldn’t you just keep your knees to­gether?” BBC decades of bru­tal mil­i­tary rule, the No­bel lau­re­ate is banned from be­ing pres­i­dent by a junta-era con­sti­tu­tion. Times of In­dia

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