Corsica court upholds burkini local ban
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