The Christian Democrats may include a proposal to ban police officers wearing obvious religious symbols in their election manifesto, the Nederlands Dagblad reports on Wednesday.
The ban would cover turbans, headscarfs, Jewish skull caps and Christian crosses, the paper says. The aim of the plan is to preserve police neutrality.
‘It is about how the police and legal system can serve the people impartially,’ Utrecht city councillor Janneke Beumer is quoted as saying. ‘We think that can be done best without religious symbolism.’
Party members can vote on whether to include the idea in their election manifesto at Saturday’s party congress.
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