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Holland: Dutch Senate Approves Ban On Burqa

Amsterdam (June 27, 2018): The Dutch Upper House of Parliament has approved limited ban on ‘face covering clothing’ like niqabs and burqas. After which niqab is prohibited in public settings.

Previously, the Lower House approved the bill in 2016, after attempts to impose a more general ban on burqas and other face-covering veils failed.It applies on public transport and in education institutions, health institutions such as hospitals and government buildings.

Far-right politician Geert Wilders said that its a historical day because this is the first step to de-Islamise the Netherlands and the next step is to close all the mosques in the Netherlands.Niqab is already banned in 13 European countries including France, Belgium, Denmark and Spain.

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