25th Oct 2016


French minister rules out burkini law

A law banning the burkini in France would be "unconstitutional and ineffective" and would "create antagonism and irreparable tensions", interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Sunday. He spoke after France's highest administrative court on Friday suspended a ban of the full-body swimsuit in one of the 26 towns that introduced the ban. Several right-wing leaders, including former president Nicolas Sarkozy, have called for a national ban.

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