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Lleida's burkha ban outlawed by Supreme Court
01 March 2013 @ 10:29

A SUPREME Court ruling has abolished the burkha ban in Lleida which has been in force since 2010.The city council had forbidden Muslim women from entering public spaces with their faces completely covered, for safety reasons, but did not forbid them from wearing any other kind of veil, such as a headscarf or niqab. They said it was to protect the public – since a criminal could easily disguise behind a Burkha before holding up a shop, or if someone had to show their photo identity it could not be properly checked where the woman's face was covered – and also because they considered it a form of repressing women.


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