Denmark passes ban on niqabs and burkas – BBC News
Denmark has passed a ban on full-face veils.
It becomes the latest in a number of EU countries to pass such a ban, which mainly affects Muslim women wearing a niqab or burka.
The law was passed by 75 votes to 30 in parliament on Thursday and will come into force on 1 August.
Those violating the ban will be forced to pay 1,000 kroner (£118; $157), with fines ten times higher for repeat offenders.
The wording of the new legislation does not specifically mention Muslim women but says that “anyone who wears a garment that hides the face in public will be punished with a fine”.