First woman fined for violating Denmark's new burka ban

First woman fined for violating Denmark's new burka ban

First woman fined for violating Denmark's new burka ban

Veiled women take part in a demonstration against the veil ban.

The incident happened in a shopping center in the Danish city of Horsholm on Friday, after police were called to a public disturbance upon the outbreak of a scuffle after another woman attempted to forcefully remove the woman's niqab, according to local media.

She chose to leave the shopping centre.

The ban, which was passed in May, took effect on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. The women pushed to each other and uprorious scenes arise in which the Niqab, among other things, is being torn by one woman. "This ban will have a particularly negative impact on Muslim women who choose to wear the niqab or burqa", said Gauri van Gulik, Amnesty International's Europe director, upon the ban's passage.

David Borchersen reports that both women are being charged with violating the Order Order, while the woman in Niqab is also charged with violating section 134c of the Criminal Code.

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People are allowed to cover their face when there is a "recognisable purpose" such as protection from cold weather, or cycling helmets.

Human rights campaigners say the ban is a violation of women's rights, while supporters argue it enables better integration of Muslim immigrants.

Denmark's facial covering law came into effect on Wednesday, and brings the country in line with similar prohibitions in France and Belgium.

Anyone forcing a person to wear garments covering the face by using force or threats can be fined or face up to two years in prison. Following this new law, first-time offenders face a fine of 1,000 kroner (around $150) while repeated offenses could lead to fines of up to 10,000 kroner (around $1,500) including a jail sentence of up to six months.

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