Burqa Ban

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Sri Lanka won't rush to ban burqas: Cabinet Spokesman

16 Mar 2021

Sri Lanka won't rush to ban burqas: Cabinet Spokesman

The Sri Lankan government will not rush through the process to ban burqas and the decision on the issue would be taken after reaching a consensus, a senior minister said on Tuesday.

Muslim education group head receives 'death threats' for banning face-veils

04 May 2019

Muslim education group head receives 'death threats' for banning face-veils

The head of Muslim Education Society (MES), based in Kerala's Kozhikode, said he received "death threats" after banning face veils on its campuses.

Sri Lanka's face veil ban takes effect under new regulation

29 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka's face veil ban takes effect under new regulation

Muslim women in Sri Lanka won't be allowed to wear any form of face veils in public starting today under new regulations announced by President Maithripala Sirisena who used emergency powers in the wake of the Easter Sunday bombings.

Danish Parliament bans burqa and niqab in public places

31 May 2018

Danish Parliament bans burqa and niqab in public places

The Denmark Parliament today voted in favor of banning the burqa and other face-covering clothing in public spaces. The ban will come into effect from August 1.

Australian Senator walks into parliament in burqa to protest it

18 Aug 2017

Australian Senator walks into parliament in burqa to protest it

The Australian Senate saw a dramatic debate on banning the burqa as Senator Pauline Hanson of the far-Right One Nation party walked into the House wearing one.

Melania Trump refuses to wear headscarf in Saudi

21 May 2017

Melania Trump refuses to wear headscarf in Saudi

US First Lady Melania Trump refused to wear a headscarf during her visit to Saudi Arabia, sparking controversy. US President Trump had earlier lambasted former first lady Michelle Obama for making the same choice.