French court rejects move to overturn controversial burkini ban on beach

By Anadolu Agency

Nice Administrative Court says municipality’s decision aimed at preventing disruption of public order.

A court in France rejected a request Friday to overturn a controversial burkini ban on beaches in Mandelieu-la-Napoule .

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The request by the Human Rights League France was rejected by the Nice Administrative Court on grounds that the municipality’s decision was aimed at preventing disruption of public order.

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Mandelieu-la-Napoule became the first municipality to ban burkini swimwear on beaches in 2012.

Human Rights League France went to court in June in a bid to overturn the ban.

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