German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Tuesday for ban on burqa, saying it was not acceptable in her country.
“The full-face veil is not acceptable in our country,” she said while addressing her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, The Independent reported. “It should be banned, wherever it is legally possible.”
The German politician is now fighting for her fourth term as the chancellor, and made the comments while making her pitch. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière, who is Merkel’s one of closest allies in the party, had proposed in August this year prohibiting burqa while terming veils “contrary of integration”.