Pakistan recommends ban on burqas and closure of one thousand madrasas in Sri Lanka Told ‘divisive’ is. Along with this, Pakistan has also warned Sri Lanka. Pakistan’s High Commissioner in Sri Lanka has condemned the recommendation to ban the burqa. It is said that such divisive steps taken in the name of security will hurt the sentiments of Muslims. At the same time, fundamental rights of minorities will be violated.
Pakistani High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Saad Khattak said, “The burqa ban will hurt the sentiments of Muslims in Sri Lanka and around the world. Sri Lanka is already engulfed in economic difficulties due to the Corona epidemic and Sri Lanka is facing challenges on its image even in international forums. In such times, despite economic difficulties, such divisive steps in the name of security will further raise questions about the human rights of minorities in the country. ”
This is of Pakistan High Commissioner Saad Khattak in Sri Lanka Comment There has come a time when Sri Lankan Public Safety Minister Sarath Weerasekera, on three days ago, on Friday (March 12, 2021), demanded a Cabinet Minister’s approval to ban the burqa, citing national security. On the letter Signed.
Sarat Veerasekera told, “Muslim women and girls did not wear burqas in our early days. This is a symbol of religious extremism which has recently come to light. We will definitely close it. ” It is noteworthy that the wearing of the burqa was temporarily banned after the 2019 terrorist attacks on churches and hotels in a Buddhist-dominated country. More than 250 people were killed in these attacks.
Virasekera said that the government also plans to close more than 1000 such madrasas, which are tearing down the national education policy. He said, “No one can open a school and teach children what they want to teach.”