Burqa Ban

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Switzerland votes to ban nikabs and burqas
A woman wearing the niqab
A woman wearing the niqab Credit: unsplash.com/Elin Tabitha

In a referendum on Sunday, more than 52 percent of voters were in favor to ban facial coverings – commonly known as 'burqa ban' – especially aimed against niqabs and burqas traditionally worn by Muslim women. The results speak against the recommendation of the government, which was against the ban that was proposed pre-Coronavirus. The proposal would also ban protestors from wearing masks. Final results are due later on Sunday.