Most people cannot comprehend the magnitude of telling someone to remove a religious article of clothing. The burka is not just a piece of cloth. It is a part of an identity. Worn with the understanding of the creed and for the love of religion. There is a spiritual and emotional connection. By having a ban implemented, it will create further barriers preventing the interaction between the wider social group and stigmatising the minority.
I grew up wearing the face-veil as an act of worship. I live in a liberal, secular society that is politically charged and highly divided. For me, the face-veil has multiple meanings and dimensions; it is not reduced to "a piece of cloth," nor is it exclusively a religious symbol.
Schools that allow pupils to wear face veils could be ruled "inadequate," according to the head of Ofsted. The chief inspector
Schools that allow pupils and staff to wear face veils could be ruled "inadequate" if they hinder learning, the head of Ofsted
For many the face veil is a symbol of the oppression of women, for others it is a question of religious observance. In court however the question is fairly straight forward: How to achieve a fair trial for both the prosecution and the defence? Judges have to enable witnesses to give their best evidence and juries need to be able to assess those witnesses properly, not from behind fabric.
A judge has urged a jury not to be prejudiced by the face that a woman on trial is wearing a full face veil. Rebekah Dawson
Former justice secretary Ken Clarke has said Muslim women giving evidence in court should not be able to wear the face veil
Why has Britain become so obsessed with an item of clothing known as the niqab worn by a minority of women? In the last few weeks there has been an influx of media commentaries and heightened discourse on this issue.
Nigel Farage says the face veil should be banned from airports, schools and banks. Two weeks after his deputy leader Paul
Would a judge be happy being addressed by a barrister wearing a face veil? It’s a tough question, and one the UK’s most senior