The German Interior Minister, Thomas de Maiziere, has called for a partial ban on the burka, a day after saying a full ban might not be constitutional.
He said the burka did not fit in with Germany’s open society and showing the face was essential to social cohesion.
“We call on everyone to show their face,” he said.
The proposal would prevent anyone from wearing the veil in schools, universities, nurseries, public offices or while driving.
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SOURCES: BBC NEWS