Review of the papers : france, full muslim veil ban's government bill and human rights

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Review of the papers:
France, full Muslim veil ban’s government bill and Human Rights

News papers articles picked up from: Time of India (01-15-2010)
Washington Post (01-16-2010)
Al (01-27-2010)



For the second time since 2004 and the law banning headscarves from primary and secondary schools, the French Muslim community is under the spotlights and could be seriously facing, after the regional elections scheduled in March, another law which could restrain, according to some, their freedom to practice their religion. Indeed, a French parliamentary panel has called the 26th January for a ban on Muslim women wearing the full Islamic veil in public institutions, including public transports.
After the President Nicolas Sarkozy’s remark during a parliament session in Versailles last June that such dress "is not welcome" in France, a parliamentary panel has been set to work in July on a six-month mission getting-together information on the garments. In the middle of January, Jean-Francois Cope, the head of Sarkozy's conservative UMP party in parliament's lower, realised draft legislation on a ban before even the panel report’s release. As the journalist from the “Times of India" reported : “No one may, in spaces open to the public and on public streets, wear a garment or an accessory that has the effect of hiding the face". The reasons brought by Copé and his coalition to explain such drastic measures are public security concern, arguing that in these dark ages of terrorism fear and battle, French authorities cannot allow people to hang out “anonymously” with a hidden face . But he also made it pretty clear during some TV appearances that he shares the President point of view about the incompatibility between such dress way , wish is

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