Burqa ban

Swiss parliament approves ban on full-face coverings like burqas, and sets fine for violators

Swiss parliament approves ban on full-face coverings like burqas, and sets fine for violators

  • The measure was pushed through by the right-wing, populist Swiss People’s Party, overcoming reticence expressed by centrists and the Greens
  • Two years ago, Swiss voters narrowly approved in a referendum forbidding niqabs and burqas as well as ski mask and burqas 
By AP ·