SEE WHAT SRI LANKA WILL DO TO ANYONE DRESSED WITH FACE COVERINGS OR ANY CLOTHING THAT OBSTRUCTS IDENTIFICATION

SEE WHAT SRI LANKA WILL DO TO ANYONE DRESSED WITH FACE COVERINGS OR ANY CLOTHING THAT OBSTRUCTS IDENTIFICATION

One week after the Easter bombings that left over 300 people dead, the government of Sri Lanka has banned all kinds of clothing that cover the face and prevent identification, such as niqabs and burqas.

A statement from the office of the president said the ban was being introduced from Monday under new regulations brought under a state of emergency in response to the Easter bombings in the capital, Colombo.

While the ban does not directly refer to Muslim female garb, burqa and niqab,

The Sri Lanka’s Justice Ministry said they had already been considering introducing laws preventing wearing of Burqa and Niqab, but has expedited the ban.

On Sunday, a group of Muslim leaders had called on community members to refrain from wearing clothing in a manner that obstructs identification of persons.

Sri Lanka’s 22 million population is majority Buddhist and includes minority Christians, Muslims and Hindus.

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