The recent precedents in favour of letting girls and women wear full-face veils in schools and universities have fuelled discussions around a so-called burqa and niqab ban across Germany. While some politicians and activists insist that such a measure is needed, calling the full-face veil a symbol of oppression, others are strongly against such a move, citing the freedom to don any religious symbols. The border between them even runs across one political force, the Green Party. The new spiral of debates around the garment was sparked by a Hamburg court verdict that sided with the mother of a 16-year-old, whose school wanted to ban her from wearing the niqab, covering her face completely except for a slit for the eyes. Earlier in February, the court ruled in her favour, citing her “right to unconditional protection of her freedom of religion”. However, the ruling pointed out this freedom could be limited only on a legal basis, and there is no such limitation in the education legislation of the city. A similar ruling decided in favour of burqas and niqabs in Schleswig-Holstein in the north of the country, where the Green Party blocked attempts to ban donning full-face covers at local… Read full this story
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