Shiv Sena demands burqa ban in India, taking note from Sri Lanka
Mumbai : Taking note from the Sri Lanka's step after deadly serial blast on the Easter Day celebration, Shiv Sena has demanded that burqa should be banned in India too. The Sena, in its editorial mouthpiece in Saamna, demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi banned burqa across the country.
Shiv Sena has asked its ally Bharatiya Janata Party to follow the similar steps as Sri Lanka in the matter. It further said that it isn’t just Triple Talaq but burqa as well which must be banned in the country.
Drawing a parallel between the mythologies of the two countries, the Shiv Sena went on to add that if Sri Lanka, ‘the country of Raavan has imposed the ban, then why can’t it be implemented in a country like India, which is the country of Ram’.
Other than Shiv Sena, Hindu Sena has also been raising a similar demand to the MHA.
In the letter addressed to the government, the Hindu Sena wrote, “We request you to immediately formulate policies at both tactical and strategic levels to prevent the occurrence of such attacks in India and Indian territories, including embassies and high commissions, all across the world.”
“Please impose a ban on full-face covers and dresses like burqa and niqab at all public places and inside government and private institutions. These kinds of head coverings enable terrorists to hide their identity from CCTV cameras and other surveillance measures in place. Sri Lanka has already implemented this policy,” it further said.
Effective from April 29, Sri Lanka has imposed a complete ban on the usage of burqa, niqab or any kind of face-covering veil across the nation.