Common sense: “it is normal that passengers holding photo travel passes should identify themselves to the driver or the conductor.” However, the cries of “Islamophobia” are inevitable.
Copenhagen. Observant Muslim women in Denmark will have to remove their face veils when their travel passes are being checked, one of the country’s leading transport operators Arriva said Wednesday AFP informs.Danish bus companies have introduced the rule after two incidents where Arriva drivers refused to allow passengers wearing the face veil, or niqab, to travel on their buses.
“All bus companies have recently come to an agreement on this point as it is normal that passengers holding photo travel passes should identify themselves to the driver or the conductor,” Arriva spokesman Martin Wex said.
Those passengers who refuse to show their faces will be forced to buy another ticket to get on board, he said, adding that the policy would also apply to some Arriva train services in Denmark.