/ The Court ignores the resource that brought a Muslim Association. Lleida became last year the first Spanish city in veto the use of the Islamic veil in municipal buildings. The Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) has endorsed the City Council of Lleida and has validated his decision to prohibit the use of the Islamic veil or burqa and other garments that cover the face in the equipment of municipal ownership. The Court thus dismissed the resource that lodged against this new regulation the Muslim Association Watani, which through its lawyer, Carles Antoli, has already announced that the judicial decision, will draw as confirmed by counsel. The statement, made public Wednesday, establishes that the consistory is competent in matters sanctioning, so it recognizes their capacity of fining those who, in breach of the regulations, access to public spaces with their faces covered. The past year, Lleida became the first Spanish city in veto the use of the veil Islamic in municipal buildings, thanks to a modification of the local Ordinance of civility.
Watani Association then submitted an appeal to the TSJC and requested that you suspend shape interim execution of the Ordinance until the appeal was resolved. New regulations entered into force on December 9, although shortly thereafter, on January 17, the TSJC accepted the request of counsel for Watani and provisionally suspended the implementation of the ban, considering that his execution could cause damage difficult to repair, to be ended estimating resource, for people who are prevented from entering Lleida public buildings. Finally, the TSJC has supported the actions of the Paeria, allowing Lleida can sanction for the use of the burqa in municipal public spaces. Source of the news: the Catalan Justice endorses the City Council of Lleida and validates the burka ban