Burqa ban spreads

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COPEN­HAGEN: Den­mark looks set to be the next Euro­pean coun­try to re­strict the burqa and niqab af­ter most par­ties backed some sort of ban on fa­cial cov­er­ings.

Full and par­tial face veils di­vide opin­ion, set­ting ad­vo­cates of re­li­gious free­dom against sec­u­lar­ists who ar­gue they are a sym­bol of women’s op­pres­sion. France, Bel­gium, the Nether­lands, Bul­garia and Bavaria have re­stric­tions on full-face veils in public places. – Reuters

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