Source: BBC News
Dutch Muslims have criticised a government proposal to ban women from wearing the burqa or veils which cover the face in public places.
Dutch Muslim groups say a ban would make the country's one million Muslims feel victimised and alienated.
The Dutch cabinet said burqas - a full body covering that also obscures the face - disturb public order and safety.
The decision comes days ahead of elections which the ruling centre-right coalition is expected to win.
The proposed ban would apply to wearing the burqa in the street, and in trains, schools, buses and law courts in the Netherlands.