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Burqa ban rights

Burqa ban rights

Many Muslim women hoped the ban on traditional face-covering veils would be overturned when Hollande took office. However, it doesn't look as though changing the law is on the horizon, despite rights groups saying it violates international law. Muslim women protested against the ban before it went into effect in 2011, like these women at a demonstration in Tours, France.

ALAIN JOCARD