Nicholas Sarkozy, the former French president didn’t relish the idea of eight per cent of French population moving around Paris, not forgetting rural vineyards clad in black from head to toe. So a law was enacted, banning the Muslim headgear, the top to toe robe called Burqa and any other apparel that conceals the identity of a woman.
It was a part of the programme to make all French citizens conform to uniform civil laws and remain in the mainstream of modern French society. Indeed there was an initial resistance to the move but once the law was placed on the statute book, the people had to obey it, whether or not they liked it.
I would personally suggest that women should be allowed to reveal their beauty rather than hiding it behind a veil or a burqa. Although one can’t force a woman to abandon her veil, as that would amount to taking away her rights.
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