Women to be fined 6,500 pounds for wearing burqa in Ticino, Switzerland

Europe: Women who wear a burqa or niqab in public will be fined up to £6,500 as the veil has been banned in the Swiss region of Ticino.

In the wake of heightened terrorist attacks across Europe, Swiss region of Ticino approved the law on Monday, reports The Independent.

Yemeni women in the streets of Sanaa.

Burqa has been banned in all public places including shops, restaurants, public buildings and behind the wheel of a car.

In a referendum in September 2013, nearly two-thirds of Ticino’s voters had supported the ban.

The bill was inspired by a controversial French law introduced in 2011 barring women from wearing a niqab, a head-to-toe body covering, in the street, public gardens, shops and government buildings.

The Ticino government had urged parliament to apply the law to anyone covering their face in public, including masked hooligans or demonstrators, but the parliamentarians opted to single out the attire worn by Muslim women.

The bill makes no exceptions for tourists, and Ticino is planning to display warning signs at airports and border crossings to inform visitors of the ban.

Some 40,000 tourists from the Middle East visited Ticino last year.

6 Comments

  1. “…but the parliamentarians opted to single out the attire worn by Muslim women” – Report.

    How come AS ‘Beef’ Mathew, Manga, Roy and other members of ‘Ostrich brigade’ are silent on this report? These guys would have cried ‘intolerance’ and ‘moral policing’ if the topic of burqa is even mentioned in India!! I’m opposed to wearing Burqa in public because it hides your identity. This is true for anyone who wears mask and tries to hide the identity. It could be Hindu, Muslim, Christian or anyone!! However, Switzerland parliament singled out Muslims. This is clearly a discrimination based on religion and the self-hating members on this forum are silent when it comes to religious discrimination done by their European masters!! Unbelievable!!

  2. If it was in India, anti hindu congress, JDU, JDS, TMC, SP, BSP, RJD will unite and protest that government is against the religious freedom and will ensure bill is not passed unlike in Swiss parliament when it comes to national security nothing is compromised and all parites unite as 2/3 supported the move in swiss parliament. Here in India, congress in the name of secularism is even ready to compromise the national security to appease minorities. They do not treat all citizens equal especially the majority hindus.

  3. Here in India, congress in the name of secularism is even ready to compromise the national security to appease minorities. They do not treat all citizens equal especially the majority hindus.-Mr.Anil

    Sir,Why are you blaming Congress for Brahminism described in Vedas?Did Congress ever stopped you from going to Temple and offering to Gods?

    In India still ‘Khalsa Sikh’ wear turban,nuns are wearing identical cloak,tribes are in North-east belt practising rituals as their ancestors.

    Is Modi India can reserve the rights of minorities of India like Previous Congress government?

    Jai Hind

  4. I’m opposed to wearing Burqa in public because it hides your identity.-Atheist Mr.Original

    Sir, What about ‘Bethel seve’ in public? Do you endorse ‘Aghori babas’ ‘Jain babas’ nudity in public?

    Jai hind

  5. “Sir, What about ‘Bethel seve’ in public? Do you endorse ‘Aghori babas’ ‘Jain babas’ nudity in public?” asks Taqiyya artist Sharia Shaikh in response to my post on medieval tradition of Burqa.

    As far as public nudity goes, I guess I am open minded. I can totally understand why and how people may get uncomfortable with nudity in public areas especially when kids are around. So, I have no problem in having a discussion around the acceptable limits around nudity. I do support the right to be nude in private, controlled environment. For example, a group of people want to get nude in a beach or inside a temple, they should be allowed to do so. But I would have a trouble accommodating a nude person in public bus or train for reasons mentioned above and personal hygiene.

    Let’s go back to the original topic of Burqa. Do you agree with me that people should be banned from hiding their identity/face in public? If they want to do so in private settings like home, mosque or a club, they should be allowed to do so. Do you agree?

  6. “In India still ‘Khalsa Sikh’ wear turban,nuns are wearing identical cloak,tribes are in North-east belt practising rituals as their ancestors” writes Taqiyya artist Sharia Pandita.

    Why are you trying to fool yourself. Wearing turban or nuns wearing certain religious dress is not same as covering your face and hiding your identity. Tell me – do Sikhs, northeast tribal groups pr nuns hide their face and refuse to reveal their identity in public? Don’t try your taqiyya tricks here.

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