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  • Sri Lanka will ban the wearing of the burqa and shut more than a thousand Islamic schools, according to a government minister.

  • It's the latest move from the government affecting the country's minority Muslim population.

  • Speaking at a news conference, Surat were a sacra minister for public security.

  • Had this to say yesterday, I signed a Cabinet paper to ban the burqa.

  • It affects our national security directly.

  • In our early days, Muslim women and girls never wore the burqa.

  • It's a sign of religious extremism that came about recently.

  • We're definitely going to ban it.

  • Also, there are more than two thousand madrassahs schools in the country.

  • Nobody can open a school and teach whatever you want to the Children.

  • Children from the ages of five to sixteen years must study in accordance with the national education policy.

  • Therefore, more than a thousand madrasses that do not adhere to the national education policy and are not registered will be closed soon.

  • The government's moves on burqas and schools follow an order last year mandating the cremation of Covid nineteen victims against the wishes of Muslims who bury their dead.

Sri Lanka will ban the wearing of the burqa and shut more than a thousand Islamic schools, according to a government minister.

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Sri Lanka to ban burqas, shut many Islamic schools, minister says

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/15
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