Burka ban dispute

Integration minister Rita Verdonk’s advisory committee is not in favour of a ban on the burka in all public places, Trouw reports today.

Committee chairman Ben Vermeulen told the paper a ban on burkas in the street could only be justified if there were concrete indications that women wearing burkas were a risk to public safety.

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