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67 per cent Britons want burqa ban

A majority of Britons around 67 per cent want to see the burqa banned in the country.

world Updated: Jul 18, 2010 10:31 IST

A majority of Britons around 67 per cent want to see the burqa banned in the country.

Earlier in the week, members of parliament in France voted to outlaw the full Islamic veil in public. A poll by YouGov showed that two-thirds of the British public would like to see their government follow suit, the Daily Express reported.

Over 2,000 Britons were asked whether the burqa should be banned in Britain. Some 67 per cent said yes, while that figure rose to 80 per cent among people aged 55 or over.

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