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The new law will apply to all public places, including transport facilities, and police will have the power to demand the removal of concealing veils.
Those who refuse to comply may be taken to a police station, a ministry statement added.
“Violation of this new law is subject to an administrative penalty of up to €150 ($180), which may be imposed by police agents,” the ministry said.
Austrian lawmakers passed the ban in May, despite the tiny number of Muslim women in the country who sport the burqa.
Those opposed to the legislation say the ban is discriminatory.
Several other European countries have introduced full or partial bans on the burqa being worn in public. France was the first in 2011.
Over the weekend a Danish citizen who allegedly refused to take off her face-covering veil at Brussels airport was deported back to Tunisia after police were unable to identify her, according to a Belgian official.
The burqa issue has also been seized upon by the far-right and populists in Europe with the UK Independence Party saying earlier this year it would pursue a ban on the garb.
One of the mosques belongs to the Turkish-Islamic Cultural Associations (ATIB)
Announcement follows similar calls made by Muslim Council of Britain and senior Conservative Party members
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Ramadan Tent Project hosts annual event for Muslims and non-Muslims across the UK
Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, when Muslims contemplate their relationship with God, carry out compassionate sacrifices, build community and help those in need.
School officials thank community for outpouring of support
Manifesto demanding change in Quran verses is 'Western version of ISIL' terrorists, says Turkish deputy premier
Issue over dress code started after new deputy principal arrived
Bissonnette feared Muslims would attack, kill his family
Head of Turkish parliament's Human Rights Committee also called Islamophobia a ‘threat to world peace’
Islamophobia in Europe and the U.S. is being used as a political project by right-wing politicians, says leading scholar
Mehmet Gormez, former head of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate, also speaks at international conference
‘Islamophobia is no longer is restricted to where there are Muslim minorities’ says Salman Sayyid of the University of Leeds
Imam was attacked after he was on his way back home after leading night prayer at mosque