The Estonian Justice Ministry has sent other ministries and other government departments a bill banning women from wearing hijab and niqab in public places, primarily, in state, educational and medical institutions.

"The aim of this law is to ensure uniform behavior within Estonian society and within the social space, including among immigrants, which does not raise any concern," a Justice Ministry spokesperson told Interfax.

"After the analysis with experts, I consider it necessary to hold a discussion on the issue of restricting the wearing of face veils, primarily, in order to prevent complicated practical issues," Justice Minister Urmas Reinsalu has said.

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