Sri Lanka Cabinet Approves Ban On Wearing Burqa In Public Citing National Security

NewsDesk    29-Apr-2021
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Sri Lanka’s Cabinet has approved a controversial proposal to ban all forms of full-face veils including Muslim burqas in public places.


The proposal was first announced by the Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekara in March.It’ll now be moved to the legal team for drafting and then will be presented in the parliament.


The proposal does not target any religion specifically but the Muslims take this as an attack on them which they believe will further spread Islamophobia.



Earlier in 2019 during the Easter Sunday attacks by Islamists, 279 people were killed. A series of bombs were detonated in and around churches by Muslim fundamentalists after which the ban of Burqa was imposed as a preventive measure for the security.