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The leader of the right-wing Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) says that a burqa ban as proposed by his party isn't enough, and that he'd like to ban the chador as well, according to a report in the news daily Heute.

After last week's decision by the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) which supported France's ban on religious headgear, the Freedom Party announced that they would be introducing a similar measure into Austria's parliament.

The rule is intended to target the burqa, a traditional garment from the Middle East which completely covers the wearer, including the hair and face.


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