Rotterdam, Utrecht, and Amsterdam want to boerkaverbod not comply with

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The mayors of Utrecht, Rotterdam and Amsterdam are not going to respond to a new law in the Netherlands. The Dutch parliament voted for a ban on clothing that the face is covered in education, in hospitals, government buildings and public transport. The prohibition saves both on burkas, nikabs, as bivakmutsen.

The discussion went underway after the mayor of Amsterdam, Femke Halsema of GroenLinks, during a conversation with young people said that Amsterdam is not a result will give to the boerkaverbod.

“It is not fit for Amsterdam that we have women from the tram pick up because they have a nikab wearing. That is still taboo, ” said Halsema, who added that they do problems as women are forced to their face to cover it. She also finds that the law is very drastic in comparison with the size of the phenomenon.

Also in Utrecht will boerkaverbod not strictly be complied with. “We do enforcement of this law is not the highest priority, according to a spokesman of the municipality of Utrecht, the Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant.

In Rotterdam there will be no agents specifically sent out to the streets to the prohibition to maintain. “We say in Rotterdam, not that we have a law isn’t going to maintain’, said a spokesman of the mayor of Rotterdam, Ahmed Aboutaleb. “All laws that apply in the Netherlands, are also in Rotterdam. But also at us it will not the highest priority.’


Halsema received criticism from right wing corner. “No one is above the law, even the mayor of Amsterdam, said VVD-state secretary of Defence Barbara Visser.

The plan for a for a boerkaverbod originally came from PVV-leader Geert Wilders. Later names the cabinets Rutte I and II of the proposal. In June, the Dutch parliament in the ban. Those who do not comply risk a fine of 410 euros.

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