MR against all religious symbols in Belgian schools until 16
The MR is proposing a ban on wearing any visible religious symbols to school until the age of 16.
The debate is hardening, according to Didier Reynders, leader of the right-wing Mouvement Réformateur (MR) party.
The controversial argument has run for a long time in the French community, and it is time that someone made a decision, the MR president, Didier Reynders, announced on Sunday to the television network RTL-TVi.
Many Belgian political parties want this issue solved, particularly in reference to the Muslim headscarf, but it is important to negotiate first, they have stated.
Representatives of the PS, Ecolo and CdH parties also took part in the televised debate but none showed a favourable attitude towards a total ban.