Algeria bans niqabs in the workplace

October, 2018

European countries like Denmark, France, Belgium, Bulgaria and Latvia have also banned wearing certain types of face-covering clothing, such as the burqa and niqab in public areas.

On October 18, Algerian authorities published a document called "The duties of employees and public servants in dress codes," that forbids women from wearing full-face veils, or niqabs at work.

The document has also listed instructions to be strictly adhered to, saying that any clothes preventing women from carrying out their public duties are banned.

The decision has already been criticized, as many people wonder how a niqab may obstruct women from doing their jobs.

The government had earlier announced that female students were not permitted to wear headscarves during tests or exams emphasizing that it could be used as a way of cheating.

Source: Sputnik