Categories
World

Switzerland votes in favour of banning face coverings in public

Switzerland voted in favour of banning face coverings in public, including burka or niqab worn by Muslim women. The referendum passed 51.2 percent to 48.8 percent. The proposal was put forward by the right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) which campaigned with slogans such as “Stop extremism”. A leading Swiss Islamic group said it was “a […]