In an interview with Sputnik, French senator Gilbert Roger stressed that the decision applies only to one town and shouldn't cause any vivid reactions among the public.
"The Council of State annulled only the decision of the mayor of Villeneuve-Loubet. And this is right, because in Villeneuve-Loubet there has never been registered any incident that involved women wearing a burkini," Roger told Sputnik.
According to Roger, the burkini ban has a complex logic. On the one hand, "it should be prohibited" because it clearly indicates the religious affiliation of a woman during her stay on the beach," while on the other hand, "a decision of that kind shouldn't be made until there is a specific problem registered in a certain location."
"In the absence of such problem, concerns and anxiety caused by terrorist attacks, in particular the terrorist attacks on July 14 in Nice, are insufficient legal justification for the ban," Roger explained.
At the same time, the decision of the Council of State shows that in general such decisions might be suspended in case of an appeal. Who knows, maybe the recent court's decision created a precedent that might be used in the future to withdraw similar bans in other French cities.