Norway's ruling coalition of right-wing anti-immigration parties plans to ban the full veil in all educational institutions across the country saying it hinders communication.
"We do not want clothes covering the face in nurseries, schools and universities," Minister of Education and Research Torbjorn Roe Isaksen said in a statement.
It is a fundamental value to be able to communicate with each other," Per Sandberg, acting minister of immigration and integration, said.
Last month, Austrian members of parliament approved a new bill banning garments that fully cover the face of women - the latest restriction on the country's Muslim population.
The imposition of ban by some countries comes on the heels of a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling in March that stated employers are entitled to ban staff from wearing visible religious symbols - a decision Muslims said was a direct attack on women wearing hijabs at work.
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