Berlin: The wearing of burqa in schools is banned in the state of Baden-Württemberg in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The state government has issued an order in this regard, saying that those wearing the burqa will not be given admission in the school. There are mixed reactions to this move of the government. Simultaneously, a debate has also started on whether the burqa should be banned at the national level?
Most German MPs believe that it is right to ban niqabs and burqas in educational institutions. However, some people fear that the move will have a negative impact on the society. In fact, in February this year, a 16-year-old schoolgirl knocked at the court, who was not being given admission to the school due to wearing a mask. After this, the court reprimanded the officers and ruled in favor of the student. In view of this, the government has now banned the burqa by enacting a law.
After this incident, there was a debate in Germany whether schools should be allowed to wear burqa or mask. In the neighboring state of Schleswig-Holstein, there was an attempt to ban the burqa in universities and colleges, but the Left Green Party did not support it. By the way, the Green Party is divided on this issue.
Many countries have restrictions
Germany’s neighboring countries, the Netherlands, France, Austria and Denmark, have different restrictions on the burqa. It has been banned in French schools since 2004. At the same time, France, Belgium and Bulgaria have already implemented universal ban, while in Netherlands and some countries of Europe, it has partial ban.