Krishna terms Sarkozy’s remark on veil ‘personal opinion’

June 24th, 2009 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, June 24 (ANI) External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna has termed the remark made by French President Nicolas Sarkozy on the burqa (veil) worn by Muslim, as his personal opinion.

Talking to reporter here on Tuesday, Krishna said, “Well, we have also read that news item and I certainly would not add anything more. I think it is his opinion and then he is entitled to hold his own opinion. We hold to our opinion,” Krishna said.

French President had said on Monday that the wearing of burqas, the traditional Muslim garment covering women from head to toe, was not “welcome in France.” He said the burqa was a “sign of subservience” and a matter of “a woman’s freedom and dignity,”

France, home to Europe’s largest Muslim minority, is divided over how to reconcile secular values with religious freedom. (ANI)

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