10, 50 and 100 years ago in France – January 2020

What happened in January 10, 50, and 100 years ago? Burqa ban, SMIC and the president that fell out of a train

JANUARY, 2010 Burqa ban approved

On January 26, 2010, France announced it was to introduce a ban on the burqa and other full-face veils (niqāb) in public spaces, saying “it is contrary to the values of the Republic, namely freedom, fraternity and dignity of people”.

The law came into force on April 11, 2011. Two ...

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