Colombo: Sri Lanka has decided to close more than a thousand Islamic schools across the country and ban women from wearing the niqab. According to the International News Agency, Sri Lankan Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekara has signed a document banning the wearing of the burqa, which will be approved by the cabinet.
The Sri Lankan minister added that in the past few women in the country wore the burqa, but now the trend has escalated to a dangerous level, a sign that extremism is on the rise in the country, threatening national security. Minister Sarath Weerasekara added that more than a thousand Islamic schools violating the national education policy have also been banned. No one can be allowed to open a school of his own accord and teach as he pleases.
Recently, the order to burn the bodies of Muslims who died in Corona, Sri Lanka, was withdrawn at the request of Prime Minister Imran Khan. In Sri Lanka, Muslims are facing severe restrictions and hardships following the attack on churches and hotels on Easter. In 2019, hundreds of people were killed in a suicide attack on churches and hotels on Easter. One of the attackers was wearing a niqab, which led to a nationwide ban on the niqab.