BURKA BAN: Now Bavaria votes to prohibit wearing Islamic head covering in public

THE Bavarian government has approved a draft law to prevent women from wearing burkas in public.

Bavaria announced any traditional clothing that covers the face will be banned “in areas of public service, in high schools, schools, kindergartens, in areas relating to general security and during voting”.

The bill was first introduced last November, but a ruling by the administrative court in Bavaria in April 2014 banned teachers from wearing the Islamic head coverings in schools.