The Easter Sunday attacks on churches, hotels and other sites in Sri Lanka, which killed more than 300 people, have led some legislators to demand a complete ban on burqa.
A bill was announced on Tuesday on the UNP's Facebook page Ashu Marasinghe proposes a ban on the burqa in Sri Lanka, citing national security.
The bill, published on the MP's Facebook page, states that the burqa is not a traditional Muslim garment, and claims that it was previously used
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To remove the burqa from entering certain parts of the country, reported the news agency Ada Derana from Sri Lanka.
In his Facebook post announcing the proposal, Marasinghe claimed that the country's Muslim political leaders agreed that it was not traditional clothing.
Government officials told Sri Lanka's Daily Mirror that evidence from the deadly attacks points to the possibility of widespread involvement of women fleeing Burkas from the scene. [1
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Of the 22.4 million people in Sri Lanka, about 70 percent of the population is Buddhist, while just over 12 Percent are Hindu, according to the 2017 US Department of State Religious Freedom Report
. The Muslim population is 9.7 percent of the population, while 7.4 percent are Christians.
Several countries have decided in the past year to ban facial veils for p workers in the public sector. In October, the heads of state of the Muslim country Alergia banned women in public service to wear full-face veils at work.
Egypt also considered prohibiting women from wearing the burka after a period fueled by violence by radical Islamic groups.
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The Danish Face Facial Act came into force last summer and brings the country in line with similar laws in France and Belgium, the whole body Burkas and the full body burqa prohibit Niqab – Muslim dress that only shows the eyes. Both are rare in Denmark.
The Danish government has argued that the law does not apply to any religion and does not prohibit headscarves, turbans or the traditional Jewish skullcap.