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Belgian parliament votes to ban burqa

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Belgian parliament votes to ban burqa

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Belgium’s lower house of parliament has voted to ban the wearing of the burqa in public.

The Senate’s approval is expected to be a formality which would make Belgium the first European country to criminalise the full Islamic veil.

The bill to ban such clothing is likely to become law in June or July.