Burkini ban challenged by Grenoble city council in top French court

Euronews says France's highest court has heard an appeal by the city of Grenoble over a nationwide swimming pool ban on the "burkini" swimsuit.

Burkini ban challenged by Grenoble city council in top French court

Euronews says France’s highest court has heard an appeal by the city of Grenoble over a nationwide swimming pool ban on the “burkini” swimsuit.

Authorities in the French city have challenged an administrative court, which banned them from allowing people to wear the burkini.

Grenoble municipal council had sparked nationwide controversy in May by relaxing its rules on the swimwear allowed in public pools.

The “burkini” is a full-body swimsuit typically worn by some Muslim women to uphold their faith.

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin has said that Grenoble’s swimwear policy was an “unacceptable provocation” that undermined France’s core secular values that religion cannot be used to inform decisions or policies.

Since 2016, several local French authorities have attempted to outlaw the wearing of the burkini in public places.

https://www.euronews.com/my-europe/2022/06/14/burkini-ban-challenged-by-grenoble-city-council-in-top-french-court

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