Denmark bans wearing of full-face veil in public spaces
May 31 2018 05:44 PM
Women in niqab are pictured wearing face veils in public, at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, De
Women in niqab are pictured wearing face veils in public, at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark

QNA/Copenhagen

The Danish Parliament adopted today a law forbidding the wearing of veil in public places.

A total of 75 members of the Danish parliament voted in favour of the law, while 30 members voted against it, during a parliamentary vote session.

The law, which comes into force next August, imposes a fine of 1,000 krone (160 dollars) for violations. And if repeated fines will be increased to 10,000 krone for each offense.

France was the first country to ban veils in public places, through a law that came into effect in 2011, followed by Belgium and Austria. (QNA)



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