Sri Lanka to ban burqas, close over 1,000 Islamic schools

Source: AlJazeera

Sri Lanka’s government says it will ban the wearing of the burqa and close more than 1,000 Islamic schools, the latest actions affecting the country’s minority Muslim population.

Separately, the government on Saturday announced using a controversial anti-terror law to deal with religious “extremism” and gave itself sweeping powers to detain suspects for up to two years for “deradicalisation”. Keep readingUK Muslims complain to UN over Sri Lanka’s cremation policySri Lanka finally lifts ban on burial of COVID victimsSwiss vote to outlaw facial coverings in ‘burqa ban’ poll

Minister for Public Security Sarath Weerasekera told a news conference he had signed a paper on Friday for cabinet approval to ban the burqa – an outer garment that covers the entire body and the face and is worn by some Muslim women – on “national security” grounds.

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2 replies

  1. and it is all the fault of the so called Islamic terrorists who bombed the Christian Churches. Did they really think they did Muslims a favour?

    • These so-called ‘muslim’ terrorists do more harm than good to the rest of the inoffensive muslim world!

      They are more the enemies of Islam than anybody else, in fact.

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