The LPF (Lijst Pim Fortuyn) in Eindhoven encourages the City Council to actively enforce the burka ban that will take effect on Thursday.
The party asks the council questions about this. As of 1 August, burkas and other face covering clothing may no longer be worn in government buildings. This is also forbidden in schools, hospitals and public transport.
However, the LPF in Eindhoven fears that the law will not be enforced. The national police have indicated that the law is not given the highest priority. Also bus operators and hospitals say they do not comply with the law. To the amazement of Eindhoven’s LPF Councillor Tjerk Langman: “A law is a law. It just has to be complied with”.
The politician emphasizes that the ban was eventually introduced for the sake of safety. To be able to identify people when they are in public buildings. “That is important, especially in these times”, Langman says.
Translated by : Bob