The mayor of Amsterdam, Femke Halsema, has recognised that the boerkaverbod also in her city will apply, after they had previously said not to want to give to the new law.
Halsema says that there is wrongly a picture is created that the law does not want to comply with. “My fundamental difficulty with this law is not going away, but that does not matter,” she says. “The act applies, also in Amsterdam.”
However, it will still not be given priority to the respect of the ban. ‘Hospitals and universities say the police not to call, there are no people from the tram met, ” she says.
Earlier this week, it became clear that Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht in June voted boerkaverbod did not want to comply with. “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 earlier. They received severe criticism on its decisions. “No one is above the law, even the mayor of Amsterdam, said VVD-state secretary of Defence Barbara Visser.
The plan for a boerkaverbod originally came from PVV-leader Geert Wilders. Later names the cabinets Rutte I and II of the proposal. The Dutch parliament voted in June 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. Those who do not comply risk a fine of 410 euros.