Kazakh Parliament approves draft bill banning face covering clothes
At the General Assembly Meeting of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Majilis deputies approved the draft law on amendments into some legal acts on religious activities and religious unions, introducing some amendments and additions to the law.
The amendments are intended to examine the extent of the penalties in cases where the law is violated in the field of religious activity. Speaking at a parliamentary meeting, the deputy said, ‘The participation of minors under the age of 18, accompanied by a parent in worship services, religious ceremonies’, changed into ‘attendance of religious services of children in case of permission of one parent".
The bill also identifies a procedure for state control over the activities of religious unions.
As noted, these changes also include the ban on the face covering clothes that prevent the face from being recognized.