Sri Lanka ‘intends’ to ban burqa, shut down religious schools
A week ago, we saw Switzerland become the eighth European nation to ban Burqa at public spots. Also, presently Sri Lanka is intending to join the countries that control how Muslim ladies dress.
The Sri Lankan public security minister said that “the public authority intends to boycott the burqa on ‘public safety’ grounds”. His rationale is that Sri Lankan Muslims didn’t wear burqas before and the increase in usage of Burqa prevalence is an indication of extremism in religion.
Sri Lanka had likewise restricted the burqa previously, after Islamist assailant assaults on hotels and churches in 2019 slaughtered more than 250 individuals. However, the boycott, actually, got support from Islamic scholars. The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama, the nation’s top group of Islamic researchers, said they upheld a momentary restriction on security grounds and asked ladies to coordinate. Simultaneously, they likewise noticed that they contradicted a lasting boycott.
Up until now, reports don’t recommend that the public authority designs any activity against niqabs, face cloak, or headscarves, so most elective types of moderate dressing stay legitimate. Nonetheless, restricting a particular piece of clothing seems to be an assault on ladies’ entitlement to pick how to dress.
Under 10% of Sri Lanka’s populace is Muslim. The number of ladies who wear the burqa is much more less, so the boycott is biased.
In the mean time, the public authority likewise plans to close more than 1,000 unregistered madrassas, which allegedly don’t follow the public schooling strategy.