October 28, 2016

Senegal plans to proscribe women with full-face veil

Snegal plans to ban full-face veil

Women are going to be banned from wearing the full-face Islamic veil in public in an attempt to curb jihadi activity, as Senegal plans, the interior minister has said.

The move should not be seen as anti-Islamic, as Senegal was a mainly Muslim state, Abdoulaye Daouda added.

If the plan becomes law, Senegal will be the fifth African state to restrict the wearing of the full-face veil.

In another move to target militants, all unregistered Sim cards are to be deactivated by the end of November.

Last week, its President Macky Sall, a Muslim, called for a courageous fight against militant Islamists.

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