Norway has become the next European country to ban Islamic face veils such as the niqab and the burka. Indy100 reports.
In a vote in parliament on Tuesday, a bill was passed banning clothing that partially or fully obscured the face from being worn around schools.
The ban applies to teachers, students, staff at daycare centres and anyone in a ‘teaching situation’.
Åshild Bruun-Gundersen, an MP for the Progress Party felt the need to brazenly add he believes Nordic politicians will be ready for a total ban on the niqab in public “in a few years’ time”.
A similar ban was passed by Scandinavian neighbour Denmark last week and it was met with criticism by many human rights groups.
Many schools and universities have voiced their distaste with the bill during the parliamentary presentation stage.
The Norwegian School of Economics called the ban “strange and dramatic” while others said it was outright unnecessary.
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