Dutch government criticised for proposed burqa ban
Published 18/11/2006 | 11:18
The Dutch Government has come under fire for it's proposal to ban Muslim women from wearing the burqa in public places.
Muslim groups said the ban would victimise and alienate the one million Muslims living in the Netherlands.
But the Government claims burqas - which cover the body and face - disturb public order, as the wearer can not be identified.