Burkini-clad women marched out of French pool

French MPs have already voted to outlaw the burqa in public places.

Updated: Jul 23, 2010, 16:12 PM IST

London: Two Muslim women wearing specialised bathing suit, or burkinis, were marched out of a public swimming pool in France.

The women jumped into the water wearing garments that covered their entire bodies, including veils over their heads, reports the Daily Mail.

The incident came 10 days after French MPs voted to outlaw the burqa in public places.

The new law, which brands the garment ``an insult to the country`s values``, means women will be fined or jailed for hiding their faces in public.

The women at the Rives des Corbieres holiday camp in Port Leucate, southern France, were told the rules stated only swimming costumes may be worn in the water.

They were asked to either change into conventional bikinis or one-piece costumes or leave the swimming pool.

Police were called in after the husband of one of the women threatened the pool`s lifeguard with a bowling ball.

The two Muslim couples left the pool area and no charges were brought.

ANI