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Austria plans to ban the veil for girls at primary school

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    TitleAustria plans veil ban for primary school girls
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletBBC Radio Wales
    Media typeRadio
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionProf Fiddler was called upon to provide comment on Austria’s latest draft legislation to ban the veil for primary-aged girls. October 2017 saw a ban on full-facial coverings in public places and confusion has reigned because the ban – as the authorities are at pains to point out – covers not just burqas but also cyclists wearing scarves over their faces. Allyson was asked to elaborate on the issues for the ‘Good Evening, Wales’ programme on BBC Wales following the latest legislation announcement on 4 April.