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Burqa that obstructs face view banned in Sri Lanka

  • In a far-reaching move, Sri Lankahas passed an emergency law that has banned women from wearing face veils or any piece of garment that hides or obstructs a clear view of the face. Moreover, Check posts have sprung up all across the country to enable security forces to nab suspected terrorists or their supporters, after a series of deadly explosions killed citizens and tourists at churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday. Meanwhile, National Towheed Jamaat (NTJ) has been declared a terror group, and its mosque at Kattankudy was searched by the police on Sunday afternoon, before being put under lock and key.