The Burqa Ban law has comes into force in Austria. If people resist showing their faces, they will be fined 150 Euros (approx. $180).The ‘Burqa Ban’ law is mostly seen as a directed at the dress worn by some ultra-conservative women. Wearing the surgical mask outside hospitals and party masks in public is prohibited.France and Belgium have similar laws. A small number of muslim women in Austria wear full-face veils.There are around 700000 Muslim in the country. Approximately nine million Austrians, between 100-150 Muslim women wear the face veil. The Austrian government says that the law safeguards Austrian values and the concept of a free society.
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