Colombo: According to the latest update, Muslim Women are not allowed to wear any form of face veils in public from Monday. This rule is passed by President Maithripala Sirisena who used emergency powers in the wake of Easter Monday bombings.
Last week coordinated blasts hits three churches and three luxury hotels. In that blasts, around 250 people was killed and more than 500 people were injured. Few of them still in a critical condition.
It is clearly mentioned that ” any face garment which hinders identification”.
“The ban is to ensure national security… No one should obscure their faces to make identification difficult,” Sirisena’s made an official statement. This will be implemented from Monday.
This step is taken under emergency regulation to ban any kind face covering things. Covered face helps people to hide their identification. This makes a loop hole in terms of security.
The President has taken this decision for peace and cohesive society. This law is passed for each and every people of Sri Lanka. This is not for any particular community people. This action is taken under national security.
The President has not mentioned of niqab or burqa.
“We have permitted people to leave their homes with faces uncovered as means to cooperate with the security forces,” Fazil Farook, a spokesman for Jamiyyathul Ulema, or the Muslim theologists body, said.
Public of Sri Lanka is asking to ban niqab and burqa after the serial bomb attack.
Muslim women use hijab, niqab, burqa in all over world to cover their faces.
Hijab is an clothe item used by Muslim women to cover their head, and leave the remaining face clear. Niqab is the same cloth item used by Muslim women. But niqab covers the face and head, leaving the eye uncovered. Burqa item is again used by Muslim women. It covers the whole face and head. There a a net in front of eye that allows Muslim women to see.
There is about 10% of Muslim population and the largest minority after Hindus. Around 7% of Sri Lanka population is Christians.
Nine suicide bombers, made the devastating blasts in three Churches and three luxury hotels on the Easter Sunday.
The attack was claimed by the Islamic State, according to government local Islamist extremist group National Thawheed Jamaat (NTJ) has made this insane activity.
The NTJ and a splinter group linked to the IS’S groups has been banned on Saturday.
Around 106 people got arrested including a Tamil medium teacher and a school principal as a suspect of involved in Easter Sunday Blast.