Swiss government will fine on violating 'Burqa ban' up to 1000 swiss francs


The preliminary draft has been sent to parliament, following last year's referendum in which 51.2% supported the "Burqa ban" relegated to extremism.  The draft elucidated that, its prima prospect is to ensure public safety and order.

Egerkinger Komitee, a group including politicians of the right-wing Swiss People’s Party ignited the moment to conjure up political Islam in Switzerland.

The bill doesn't induce the word 'Burqa' but rather impediments face concealing in public domains; restaurants, transport, and streets. However, exceptions include face coverings for reasons of security, climate, or health.

The Federation of Islamic Organisations in Switzerland said, 'the constitution doesn't promulgate women's rights, but steps back in past'. Muslims make up 5 percent of the Swiss population of 8.6 million people, most with roots in Turkey, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, and Kosovo.

According to estimates by the University of Lucerne, only about 30 women wear the niqab in the country.

Switzerland is one of the five countries where face coverings are banned. France banned the wearing of a full-face veil in public in 2011, while Denmark, Austria, the Netherlands and Bulgaria have full or partial bans on face coverings in public.

Amnesty international has called the bill a serious blow to the right of expression and religion.