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French women “undressed” on the beach: burkinis were banned, but topless was allowed

The burkini, which covers the entire body of a woman from the top of her head to her ankles, leaving only her face and palms exposed, has been causing heated political controversy in France in recent years.

The burkini, which covers the entire body of a woman from the top of her head to her ankles, leaving only her face and palms exposed, has been causing heated political controversy in France in recent years.

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France’s highest administrative court has banned women from wearing burkinis when visiting public swimming pools. foxnews. The reason that guided the representatives of justice is religious. According to officials, wearing clothing that completely hides the body violates the principle state neutrality in relation to religion. Interior Minister GĂ©rald Darmanin called the court’s decision “a victory for secularism.”

The burkini, which covers the entire body of a woman from the top of her head to her ankles, leaving only her face and palms exposed, has been a hot political controversy in France in recent years. They are worn by a very small number of French women, but it was they who condemned the decision of the court, calling it “an unfair attack on the faith and their body”, based on outdated misconceptions in relation to Islam.

Prior to this, a month ago, in French Grenoble, the mayor supported the demand of French Muslim women to be allowed to wear burkinis in public pools. He stated that women should be able to wear what they want, as well as express their religious beliefs, not only on the street, but also in the pool. Opponents of this view argued that the burkini is a clear example of the oppression of women and a potential portal for the infiltration of Islamic radicalism. In parallel, city residents voted in support of women’s right to swim topless. Now the federal ban overturns the municipal decision on the burkini, but nude swimming is still allowed.

The Supreme Administrative Court’s ruling is the first in a controversial bill being promoted by French President Emmanuel Macron that aims to protect “republican values” from the threat of religious extremism.

In France, there are strict rules for the appearance of visiting the pools: wearing a cap is mandatory, but long swimming trunks or other bulky clothes are prohibited, as are wetsuits and sun protection outfits.

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