Swiss Vote on So-Called Burka Ban

Swiss Vote on So-Called Burka Ban

Malaysia Sun-International·2021-03-08 05:04

GENEVA - Swiss citizens vote Sunday on whether to prohibit women from wearing full facial coverings in public, a controversial issue that has divided the country during an exceptionally heated campaign.

Campaigners, politicians and the media have dubbed it the "burka ban" even though the burka is not worn in Switzerland. The burka, a full body covering with a mesh screen to see through that is worn in Afghanistan has come to symbolize the oppression of women.


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