World Bulletin / News Desk
Switzerland’s upper house of Parliament has rejected an initiative championed by a right-wing populist party to ban burqas and niqabs, the face- and body-covering garments worn by Muslim women, which have become emblematic of cultural tensions in parts of Europe.
The Council of State voted 26-9 with four abstentions Thursday against the measure that passed the Swiss lower house in September by a single vote. The Italian-speaking Ticino region in southern Switzerland enacted a ban on burqas last year.
MuslimpressGüncelleme Tarihi: 11 Mart 2017, 14:02