The Bundestag yesterday, April 27, adopted a number of laws, including the prohibition of women in the public service to wear a hat covering the face, such as the niqab or burqa. About this reports Deutsche Welle.

“Veiling for religious or ideological reasons contrary to the principle of neutrality of the state”, – said in justification of the law.

The law requires the woman, regardless of the type of activity to show a person if the law enforcement agencies are trying to establish her identity, for example, when checking the documents.

If necessary, they will have the right to force a woman to open the face.

The document still must be approved by the Bundestag before it takes effect.

See also: Most Germans against allowing the wearing of the burqa poll

19 August 2016, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the women wearing clothing that completely covers the face, can become an obstacle to integration into German society.

Germany has banned the wearing of the niqab and the burqa in the civil service 28.04.2017

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