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Police in France have been warned not to arrest any women wearing Muslim veils 'in or around' mosques.

The strict instructions, from Interior Minister Claude Guent, are contained in a nine page circular issued to officers prior to a full-blown burka ban coming into force next week.

With tensions running high within the country's six million strong Muslim community, people have already been warned not to perform 'citizen's de-veilings'.


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