Rabat - A new ban against full-face veils in a Bulgarian town will prevent tension between communities and boost security, according to local leaders of the government of Pazardzhik, where the new provision was enacted on Wednesday.

In this Thursday, Nov. 30, 2006 file photo Unidentified women are seen wearing a niqab during a demonstration outside the Dutch parliament against a proposed ban on the burqa, in The Hague, Netherlands. Belgian politicians will vote on April 22, 2010 on whether to ban the burqa and other body and face covering attire. The proposed ban could become law by July and apply to all public places, including streets. (AP Photo/ Fred Ernst, File)
Zainab Calcuttawala is an American journalist based in Morocco.