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Sri Lanka Easter bombings spurs call to ban burqas among reports some of the attacks were women



Easter Day attacks on churches, hotels, and other locations across Sri Lanka that killed over 300 people have now made some lawmakers demand a full burqa ban.

A bill was announced Tuesday on the Facebook page by UN parliamentarians Ashu Marasinghe proposing to ban Burqa in Sri Lanka and cite national security.

The bill, which was published on MP's Facebook page, says that burqa is not a traditional Muslim garment and claims it has been identified as previously used by men to engage in terrorist activities by hiding their identities.

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Marasinghe added that women had previously been informed to remove burqa before entering certain parts of the country, the Sri Lanka news outlet reported Ada Derana.

In his Facebook message, the proposal, Marasinghe stated that the country's Muslim political leaders acknowledged that it was not traditional dress.

Government officials told Sri Lanka's Daily Mirror that evidence from the deadly attacks points to the possibility of a large engagement of women escaping from the burqas-carrying scene. [1

9659003] Several prime ministers, in consultation with the mosque authorities and President Maithripala Sirisena, are on the way to a possible ban, according to Mirror.

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Out of the 22.4 million people in Sri Lanka, about 70 percent of the population is Buddhist while just over 12 percent are Hindu, according to the State Department 2017 International Religious Freedom Report.

The Muslim population sits at about 9.7 percent of the population, while 7.4 percent are Christian.

Several countries over the past year have chosen to ban facial blemishes for illegal sector workers. In October, leaders of the Muslim country banned the Alergia female public sector staff from wearing full-face veils at work.

Egypt also considered that women were forbidden to carry burqa after a period of instability driven by violence by radical Islamic groups. [19659003] CLICK HERE FOR FOX NEWS APP

Denmark's face protection law came into force last summer, bringing the country in line with similar laws in France and Belgium that prohibit full body burqas, as well as niqab – Muslim dress that only shows the eyes. Both are rare in Denmark.

  A bill has arrived in Sri Lanka to ban Burqa after the deadly Easter Sunday on Sunday.

A bill has come in Sri Lanka to ban Burqa after the deadly Easter day.
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The Danish government has argued that the law does not address any religion and does not prohibit headscarves, turbans or the traditional Jewish skull.


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