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Fine up to £6,500 for Wearing Burkas and Niqabs

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Ticino government in Switzerland has imposed fined up to £6,500 for wearing burka or niqab in public.

Representational image via nanopress.it
Representational image via nanopress.it

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The law comes two years after voters in the Italian-speaking district opted to ban the full-body covering sometimes worn by Muslim women in public. Both the burka and the niqab, which has a gap for the eyes, will be now illegal. Tourists also would not be exempt from the rules. The penalty ranges from 100 Swiss francs to 10,000 Swiss francs.

Representational image via news.com.au
Representational image via news.com.au

Ticino has a population of 350,000, about two per cent of whom are Muslim.