Tunisia bans the niqab veil in 'public institutions'

  05 July 2019    Read: 875
Tunisia bans the niqab veil in

Tunisia has banned the niqab face cover in 'public institutions'. According to reports, people wearing the Muslim face covering will not be allowed to enter government buildings. 

The new rules follow similar moves by a number of European countries. 

Last year, Denmark introduced a total ban on niqabs and burkas - which conceal even more of the face. 

The Netherlands has also outlawed face-coverings in public places, including schools, hospitals and public transport.

France banned the wearing of face-covering headgear in public places in 2010, handing out fines to those caught flouting the rules. 

Anyone who forces another person who wear a covering can face a greater fine and even a prison sentence.  

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