Sri Lanka will ban the wearing of the burqa and shut more than 1,000 Islamic schools
Sri Lanka will ban the wearing of the burqa-
The wearing of the burqa will now be banned in Sri Lanka and more than 1 thousand Islamic schools will be closed. A minister of the Mahinda Rajapaksa government announced on Saturday that Sri Lanka would soon ban wearing the burqa. He also said that apart from this, at least 1 thousand Islamic schools will also be closed. Apart from Sri Lanka, many countries of the world have banned the burqa. A few days ago Switzerland also banned the wearing of burqas by holding a referendum. Minister for Public Security Sarath Weerasekera gave this information during a news conference. He signed a paper on Friday that approved the banning of the burqa worn by Muslim women. Apart from Sri Lanka, many countries of the world have banned the burqa. A few days ago Switzerland also banned the wearing of burqas by holding a referendum.
Bill introduced in the cabinet regarding the ban on burqas: – Sri Lankan Minister for Public Security Sarath Weerasekera said that he has signed a bill for cabinet approval. The bill calls for a ban on Muslim women wearing burqas based on national security. If this bill is passed by the cabinet, the Parliament of Sri Lanka can legislate on it.
Preparations to ban madrasas too: – Weerasekera said that the government has planned to ban more than one thousand madrasa Islamic schools. He also said that these madrasas are taking away the national education policy of Sri Lanka. He said in a strict tone that no one can open a school and you cannot teach children what you want.
Sri Lanka has banned the burqa in the past as well: – In the Buddhist majority of Sri Lanka, the wearing of burqa was banned for some time even after an attack by Islamic militants in churches and hotels in 2019. More than 250 people died in this attack. At which time Sri Lanka also arrested many accused.
There is already a ban in these countries: – Many countries in Europe have banned the burqa partially or completely. This includes the Netherlands, France, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and Denmark. In recent times, Germany, France, and Denmark have announced to introduce many more new restrictions given fundamentalism.
Ban was imposed on the burial of the dead bodies of Muslims: – Sri Lanka prohibited the burial of the bodies of Muslims who died of infection during the Corona epidemic. Then the government had argued that it would be unlikely to spread the infection. However, there was a lot of opposition from Sri Lankan Muslims at the time. The matter reached the Sri Lankan Supreme Court but the verdict remained the same. Later the Sri Lankan government lifted the ban earlier this year following criticism from the US and international rights groups।