French court rules in favour of burkini ban
Euronews says FRANCE’S highest administrative court has upheld a nationwide ban on the wearing of “burkini” swimming costumes in public pools.
Authorities in Grenoble had challenged the ban on the full-body swimsuit, which is typically worn by some Muslim women to uphold their faith.
The city’s municipal council had sparked nationwide controversy in May when it relaxed its rules on the swimwear allowed in public pools.
But the French Conseil d’Etat said on Tuesday allowing the burkini would “undermine the principle of neutrality of public services”.
Grenoble mayor Eric Piolle has argued that people using public services, such as swimming pools, should be allowed to dress as they please.
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