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23rd Jan 2017

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Bulgaria bans face-covering veils

The Bulgarian parliament approved a bill on Friday that would ban the use of "public clothing that partially or completely covers the face", a ban aimed at Islamic veils like the burqa and niqab, AFP reported. It followed bans in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. A Turkish minority party, which opposed the ban, said the other Bulgarian parties were "sowing religious intolerance".

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