Posted on 04.28.2019 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
A notice has been sent by the Western Province Governor to say that no schoolchildren, teachers, mothers or caretakers wearing burqa should be allowed in schools in Western Province.
The Easter Sunday attack has created a suspicion against the Muslims and a disbelief in society. Even some social activists have argued in favor of the prohibition of the burqa. It is a well known fact that Muslim women are being tormented by their religious appetite but the Burqa is a kind of religious expression that demonstrates faith.
Most people believe that the Burqa is a supporting element to extremism because the criminals disguise with Burqa. After the Easter Sunday Attack, MP Ausu Maranasinghe had brought up a private member’s proposal to the parliament requesting to ban Burqas.
However, many human rights activists believe that the community belonging to a particular identity must decide whether to refuse or abandon a religion, ritual, or suit of cultural identity. Suppressing this cultural matter by external forces is not suitable for civil society, and such actions become a force for the community to support extremists.
Social critics say that although some human activities are backward, by trying to remove forcefully can result in a more potent reaction to escalate them than slowing down from society.