London, Mar.3 (ANI): Almost two-thirds of Britons think women should be barred from wearing the burkha in public, the Daily Express reveals a Harris poll, as stating.
Figures from pollsters Harris show that 57 per cent of people - Muslim and non-Muslim - say they would support a ban on the head-to-toe garment like the one being considered in France.
Moderate Muslims supported the move here, pointing out that the burkha had no justification in Islamic teachings.
Ghaffar Hussain of the anti-extremist think-tank Quilliam said: While people should be free to dress how they want in public, there are certain situations in which one needs to see another's face - in schools, hospitals, shops, banks and airports.
"In this sense the burkha is highly impractical in the modern world and it was recently criticised by a leading Muslim scholar in Egypt."
In a poll for the Daily Express last year, 98 per cent of voters said Britain should ban burkhas. (ANI)