Following the anti-masking initiative of the Agarking Committee, close to the Democratic Union of the Center (UDC), the Swiss will visit restaurants on Sunday in elections such as “prohibiting face concealment in places accessible to the public”. , Football stadium, nature or street.
In the eyes of opponents, the bill suffers from relevance because “women who hide their faces are rare in Switzerland” and “a national ban is excessive and not necessary”. According to him, it is up to the cantons and not the Federal Council to make such a decision. Also, they state that the ban on wearing of the niqab “will not help the women concerned.” She also noted the Islamophobic nature of the measure “for not being able to participate in public life as a result of this initiative.”
Supporters of the bill disagree. Putting forth a feminist discourse, they claim that “women around the world are fighting against the obligation to hide their faces” and that “the ban does not require a dress, but contributes to equality”.
Amnesty International is also considering the subject. The debate is “helpful in a popular initiative” and is used “in the name of human rights, to stigmatize groups of populace and religious communities or to provoke xenophobic and Islamophobic discourse …”, k Condemns this organization for protecting human rights.
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