As the lives of Muslims in Sri Lanka become strained, the government has decided to crack down on religious extremism.
According to a foreign news agency, a plan has been made to ban the wearing of burqas and it has been decided to close more than a thousand madrassas.
Sri Lanka’s Minister of Public Security told a news conference that the burqa religion was a symbol of extremism.
In this regard, he said that a document banning the wearing of niqab has been signed across the country.
However, the document will be approved by the cabinet.
The Sri Lankan minister said that in the past few women in the country wore the burqa, but now the trend has escalated to a dangerous level, a sign that extremism is on the rise in the country, which threatens national security.
The Minister of Public Security said in a statement that plans were being made to close madrassas in the country.
Minister Sarath Veraskira added that it has also decided to ban more than a thousand Islamic schools that violate the national education policy.
Sri Lanka’s Minister of Public Security has said that no one will be able to open their own school.