March 19, 2021 7:11 am
This followed the announcement by Sri Lanka's minister for public security, Sarath Weerasekera, during the weekend that his country would ban the traditional full-face covering worn by some Muslim women because it posed a threat to national security.
March 16, 2021 8:30 am
In Sri Lanka, where Muslims comprise less than 10% of the 21 million population — they are mostly Tamil speaking and are mainly engaged in trade and commerce — the burqa ban comes ahead of the troubled second anniversary of the 2019 Easter bombings.
October 22, 2019 7:59 am
France was the first country in Western Europe to impose a ban on face-covering Islamic veils in 2010. Among the different types of Islamic veils, the burqa is the most conservative, covering the entire face and body. A mesh screen in front of the eyes allows the wearer to see.
September 13, 2019 9:23 am
SRK College authorities claimed that it was not a new order and that they were only implementing the seven-year-old dress code.
June 12, 2019 4:47 pm
In Sri Lanka, the recent ban on face veils raises questions about free will and stirs up memories of a feisty woman who defied conventions.
May 05, 2019 10:35 am
The two girls whose case was the basis of that order have not been going to school for a year.
May 04, 2019 5:57 pm
The move to ban girl students from wearing veils covering their faces has attracted criticism by the Samastha Kerala Jamiyathul Ulema, the religious organisation of Sunni Muslim scholars and clerics.
May 02, 2019 3:55 am
"PM Modi needs to do all this. It is an equally courageous work, like the surgical strike," Shiv Sena said in an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana.
June 26, 2018 7:45 pm
Attempts were made to impose a general ban on wearing burqas and other face-covering veils, however, two years back, the Lower House had approved the bill in 2016 partially.
June 01, 2018 9:50 am
Denmark lawmakers have been mulling over the law since last year and the Danish government had proposed to ban the full-face veil earlier this year in February.