The government has been asked to reconsider a law prohibiting confront coverings in some people spaces following a new report indicates it has led to an increase in verbal and physical abuse.
The so-called burqa ban was in place since August 2019 and individuals who pay their faces public transportation or in buildings such as hospitals and schools hazard that a 150 euro fine. The legislation does not apply to clothes like the hijab or chador which protect the hair but leave the face vulnerable.
She says it is time to lift the ban:
“it is a blatant breach of religious liberty and the law hasn’t achieved what it supposedly set out to do, that is to enhance public security and to enhance social communication. There are very good reasons to finish this kind of policing of women’s apparel.”