EICRI LAUSANNE – Swiss voters have approved a ban on full facial coverings including niqab and burqa in nearly all public places in a closely contested referendum on Sunday.

Facial covering banned in all public places

The so called “burqaban” proposal was supported byover 51% of the Swiss voters, according to official results.

Muslim women are still allowed to wear the covering in religious places and in private surroundings.

is on the rise in Switzerland, as it is in other European countries like France and Belgium.

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