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Women protest new law in Denmark banning full face

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Aliya Nazki in BBC Urdu “Sairbeen” covered these topics:
• Women in Denmark are wearing burqas and niqabs in protest at a new law banning the garments that comes into force today.
• Denmark is the latest European country to ban items of clothing that cover the face – including Islamic veils such as the niqab or burqa – after parliament approved the ban in May.
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The result of the presidential vote is not yet known.
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