Sri Lanka temporarily imposed a ban on Burqa in 2019 after attacks by Islamic militants on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, which killed more than 250 people.
Sri Lanka is also going to join in order to ban ‘Burqa’ after New Zealand and France. Sri Lanka is preparing to wear the burqa and ban more than a thousand Islamic schools. A minister of the government gave information about this on Saturday. These steps of the Sri Lankan government will affect the Minority Muslim Population of the country.
Public Safety Minister Sarath Verasekera told in a news conference on a paper on Friday for cabinet approval to ban clothes worn by Muslim women to cover their faces completely on the basis of ‘national security’ Signed He said that Muslim women and girls never wore burqas in our early days.
A temporary ban was imposed in 2019
Verasekera said that this is a sign of religious extremism which has surfaced recently. The minister said that we are definitely going to ban it. The majority of the population in Sri Lanka consists of Buddhist people. In 2019, Sri Lanka temporarily banned the burqa after attacks by Islamic militants on churches and hotels in which more than 250 people were killed.
Later that year, Gotabaiya Rajapaksa, known as the Secretary of Defense for crushing decades-old militancy in the northern part of the country, was elected President of Sri Lanka after promising to ‘curb extremism’. Rajapaksa is accused of large-scale violation of rights during the war. However, he rejects those allegations.
Accused of tearing apart the education policy
Verasekera said that the government’s plan is to ban more than one thousand madrasa Islamic schools, which he said are ruining the national education policy. He said that no one can teach children whatever they want by opening a school.
Last year, the Sri Lankan government made the cremation of the bodies of those who lost their lives from Corona mandatory against the wishes of Muslims who bury their dead bodies. The government lifted these restrictions earlier this year after criticism from the US and international rights groups.