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Sri Lanka Bans Burqas After Terror Attacks

  • 29 Apr 2019
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Sri Lanka president Maithripala Sirisena has banned burqas in the country, calling it "a security risk and a flag for fundamentalism".

Sirisena's announcement came a week after the Easter Sunday bombings at churches and hotels in the country that killed 250 people and injured 500 more. 

Terror group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, though the country's police suspect the National Tawheed Jamath, a local extremist group.

In a press release, the president's office said the decision to ban burqas, which is effective April 29, had been taken to support security and help the armed forces to easily identify perpetrators.

A burqa, also known as chadri or paranja in Central Asia, is an enveloping outer garment worn by women in some Islamic traditions to cover themselves in public. It covers the body and the face.

Source: CNN
Photo Credit: Breitbart



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