Sri Lanka clears proposal for burqa ban

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Sri Lanka clears proposal for burqa ban

Colombo, April 27

Sri Lanka’s Cabinet on Tuesday permitted a controversial proposal to ban all types of face coverings in public locations, citing a menace to nationwide safety.

The transfer got here weeks after Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekara signed a observe in March, searching for the approval of the Cabinet to ban burqas. Cabinet spokesperson Keheliya Rambukwella mentioned the choice was taken two years after a wave of coordinated terror assaults on accommodations and church buildings on Easter Sunday. However, sporting face masks to fight Covid-19 is allowed. The protecting of the face will embody burqa and niqab.— PTI

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