The ruling party’s Uttar Pradesh leader Raghuraj Singh also claimed that burqas are bad because they were worn by the mythological demon king’s Ravana’s sister.
“Some people have been wearing the niqab for over 30 years and it is a very big part of their identity. Are they not citizens of this country? What about their rights?”
It's a free speech bonanza!
Muslim and non-Muslim activists alike met up to prepare for a demonstration against Denmark's new “burqa ban.”
“My life is going to change very drastically. It means every time I leave my front door I’m actually a criminal."
Lawmakers were free to vote in accordance with their personal views, and 74 did not vote at all.
“Female students wearing the burqa, and radical groups, they are disturbing the teaching process.”
The province's ban came into effect this fall and prohibited anyone from covering their face while accessing or providing basic public services.
Quebec’s ban came into effect this fall and prohibited anyone from covering their face while accessing or providing basic public services
The European Court of Human Rights upheld Belgium’s contentious ban on partial and full-face veils worn by Muslim women on Tuesday.