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Danish parliament votes to ban burqa and niqab Danish parliament votes to ban burqa and niqab
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Denmark joins three other European countries in the ban on burqas and niqabs Denmark joins three other European countries in the ban on burqas and niqabs
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The new law was passed in a 75-30 vote.  The new law was passed in a 75-30 vote
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<strong>Denmark has passed a law banning the wearing of garments like the burqa or the niqab that cover the face in public, according to <a href="https://apnews.com/04c05a9dec884257b71fc9e83d27db1a/Denmark-joins-some-European-nations-in-banning-burqa,-niqab">the Associated Press</a> and <a href="https://gulfnews.com/news/europe/denmark-bans-burqa-niqab-1.2229752">Gulf News.</a></strong> <strong>Denmark has passed a law banning the wearing of garments like the burqa or the niqab that cover the face in public, according to <a href="https://apnews.com/04c05a9dec884257b71fc9e83d27db1a/Denmark-joins-some-European-nations-in-banning-burqa,-niqab">the Associated Press</a> and <a href="https://gulfnews.com/news/europe/denmark-bans-burqa-niqab-1.2229752">Gulf News.</a></strong>
The law, which was passed in a 75-30 vote, is commonly seen to be aimed at the type of clothing worn by a small number of conservative Muslim women. The new law allows for exceptions such as cold weather and the wearing of motorcycle helmets, in accordance with local traffic rules. The law, which was passed in a 75-30 vote, is commonly seen to be aimed at the type of clothing worn by a small number of conservative Muslim women. The new law allows for exceptions such as cold weather and the wearing of motorcycle helmets, in accordance with local traffic rules.
Effective from August 1 this year, breaking the law will incur a fine of 1,000 Danish kroner ($156). Effective from August 1 this year, breaking the law will incur a fine of 1,000 Danish kroner ($156).
Austria, France and Belgium have similar legislation. Austria, France and Belgium have similar legislation.
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burqa, denmark, Muslim, Muslim women, Religion burqa, denmark, Muslim, Muslim women, Religion
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