German interior minister will propose ban on burqas as part of a string of new security measures

London Independent


Germany’s interior minister is due to announce a proposal to ban women’s full face veils in public as part of a number of new security measures. 

Thomas de Maizière is due to announce the proposals on Thursday in response to growing concerns about terrorism in the country following a string of violent incidents across the country, German media reported.

The proposals also include boosting police numbers and video surveillance at transport hubs, making it easier for doctors to break confidentiality agreements when they think there is a threat and tightening the rules around obtaining dual nationality.

Angela Merkel’s ruling Christian Democrat party (CDU) will aim to see the proposals become law by the national elections in 2017, the Guardian reported.


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