The Federal constitutional court of Germany has not allowed a local Muslim woman to drive a car in a niqab. The plaintiff claimed that the country’s ban on headgear that covers the face of the driver, violating her right to freedom of religion.
About it writes on Thursday, March 22, the German edition of DW.
The woman, who was unable because of his commitment to the traditional clothes of Muslim women to obtain driver’s license, tried to convince the court that rural single mother they are absolutely necessary, and to abandon the niqab, even while she can’t.
However, the court found the arguments unconvincing women, explaining that the ban on face-covering headgear behind the wheel serves to establish the identity of the driver in case of traffic violations. In addition, this kind of hats do not let the driver details to see other road users.
Recall that in April 2017, the German Parliament banned the wearing of niqabs and burqas judges, military and civil servants and obliged Muslim women to show her face when scanning documents on the elections. Exceptions are allowed only for medical reasons or for personal safety.
In neighboring Austria on 1 October last year entered into force a law prohibiting the wearing in public places face-covering headgear, including Muslim. Similar bans since 2011 are found in France and Belgium.