Burkini ban illegal

14th March 2009, Comments 0 comments

Muslim women have the right to swim in a burkini

HENGELO - The Dutch Equal Treatment Commission has ruled that a council-run swimming pool in the eastern town of Hengelo acted illegally when it banned the wearing of the garment known as a "burkini."

The burkini, which leaves only the head, hands and feet of a swimmer uncovered, is worn by Muslim women who adhere to the strictures of their faith regarding dress.  

The commission said the ban was an unnecessary encroachment on the freedom of religion.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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