Catalunya's regional government is considering banning the burkha in schools, but allowing Muslim girls to continue to wear a hiyab if they wish.

Whilst the burkha covers the entire face – leaving just a thin strip for the eyes – a hiyab only covers wearer's hair and leaves her face on display.

The Generalitat says this is the best possible solution to allow pupils to continue to follow their religious beliefs, but without 'impeding intercommunication between students'.

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