Home International Hijab: 'Burqa law' came in Switzerland amid the uproar over hijab, if...

Hijab: ‘Burqa law’ came in Switzerland amid the uproar over hijab, if you cover your face in public places, you will be fined

Image Source : PTI
Switzerland Burqa Law

Highlights

  • Face covering banned in Switzerland
  • draft of law sent to parliament
  • told to challenge the law

Switzerland Burqa Law: It has been almost a month since the ongoing protests against the hijab in Iran. The women here are demanding that they be allowed to wear clothes of their choice and they are burning the hijab. Now in Switzerland too, under the Burqa Ban Act, covering the face will attract a fine of Rs 82 thousand. The government of Switzerland has sent a draft of the law to the Parliament. It also includes several exemptions under which the ban on face coverings in diplomatic premises, places of worship and aircraft will not apply. In addition, it would be legal to wear a face covering for reasons related to health, safety, climatic conditions and local customs. Display of art and advertising are also exempted.

Under the draft law, wearing of masks will be allowed in exercise of the fundamental right to freedom of expression, if sanctioned by the authorities and public order is assured. Switzerland last year passed a resolution banning face coverings in public. The proposal was brought by the same group that had proposed a ban on Islamic minarets in 2009.

There is no direct mention of ‘burqa’ in the draft of the proposal



There is no direct mention of the burqa in the cabinet’s proposal for a fine for covering the face. If reports are to be believed, its purpose is to prevent violent protesters from wearing masks. But local politicians, media and campaigners have dubbed it the ‘burqa ban’. In a statement, the cabinet said the ban on face coverings is aimed at ensuring public safety and order. Punishment is not his priority. The DailyMail reported that supporters of the ban say “face coverings are a symbol of fundamentalism, political Islam”. Muslim groups have condemned the vote as discriminatory and called for a legal challenge.

Burqa is banned in many countries of Europe

The ban on wearing full face coverings in public was first imposed by France on 11 April 2011. Denmark, Austria, the Netherlands and Bulgaria also have a complete or partial ban on wearing face coverings in public. Muslims make up about 5 percent of Switzerland’s population, most of whom have roots in Turkey, Bosnia and Kosovo.

Latest World News

RELATED ARTICLES

Tears in Meghan Markle’s eyes, Prince Harry talking about family, teaser of new documentary Viral

Harry & Meghan Netflix Teaser: A docuseries (documentary web series) based on the real characters of the British royal...

How was the government formed in Nepal? Nepali Congress, which won 55 seats, started discussion on this.

Nepal Election Results: The counting of votes for the parliamentary elections held in Nepal is going on. Out...

Ban removed from porn, this oldest profession… Mia Khalifa wants ‘revolutionary’ change in adult industry

Washington: Porn star Mia Khalifa has raised the demand for change in the adult industry. He said that the adult film industry is...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

England Sense Lead Despite Three Pakistan Centurions In First Test | cricket news

England found ways to take wickets and sensed a good lead despite hundreds from three Pakistan players on the third day of the opening...

“Keep Phones Away From Kids And Let Them Play To Avoid Obesity”: Kapil Dev | cricket news

Former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev recently shared that obesity in children can be tackled by keeping the phone away from them and letting them...

Mitchell Starc Continues Love Affair With Clean Bowling Batters. Watch | cricket news

AUS vs WI, 1st Test: Glimpse of Mitchell Starc's delivery to dismiss Da Silva© TwitterAustralia continue to dominate the ongoing first Test against West...

FIFA World Cup 2022, Round Of 16 Fixtures: Check Who Plays Whom And When In Knockout Stage | football news

Photo from Japan vs Spain match in FIFA World Cup 2022.© AFPThe FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar now enters its knock out stage....

Recent Comments