Referring to the ban on Burqa in Sri Lanka after the horrifying terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday, Shiv Sena has demanded the imposition of the similar ban on Burqa in the lord Ram’s land Ayodhya. Shiv Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamna’ holds an editorial asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, “It has happened in Ravan’s Lanka. When will it happen in Ram’s Ayodhya? We ask this question to the PM as he is scheduled to visit Ayodhya on Wednesday.”Also Read,
Union Minister, Ramdas Athawale, who is one of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) allies, the Republican Party of India (RPI), however, rejected this proposal of Shiv Sena and said that Burqa should not be banned as it is a tradition of India. He also said that all women who wear Burqa are not terrorists. “Not all women who wear the burqa are terrorists, if they are terrorists their burqa should be removed. It is a tradition and they have right to wear it, there shouldn’t be a ban on the burqa in India,” news agency ANI has quoted Athawale.
“The government has made a law against triple talak to stop the exploitation of muslim women, we agree with it, after the horrendous bomb blast, wearing burqa or any other face mask is banned in Sri Lanka. This decision is taken for the National Security, was announced by the President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena. We welcome this decision and we demand PM Narendra Modi to follow the footsteps of Sri Lankan President and impose ban on burqa or any other face masks in India as well, for the National Security,” mentions the Shiv Sena mouthpiece.Also Read,
The mouthpiece also questions, “if New Zealand, Australia and Britain has banned the burqa or any other face covers then why India is lagging behind in doing this.” The editorial also says, “we do not get any idea about whatever happens behind the burqa.”
The editorial also claims that the practice of wearing burqa has nothing to do with Islam and is actually a practice adopted by the Arabian countries due to their climatic conditions. The editorial says, “the burqa is not at all concerned with Islam, and Indian Muslims are following an arrangement made by the Arabian nations. At one time, to avoid the scorching heat of desert the women used to cover their faces while going out of their house.”Also Read,
The mouthpiece has given an example of Maharashtra stating that due to the rise in the temperature, women or girls at many places cover their face before leaving their houses. “In Maharashtra also when the temperature rises at many places, the women travelling by cycle and scooters cover their face with a cloth or handkerchief, but this usage is limited to that. But in this delusion or blind faith, that wearing a face cover or a burqa is order of Kuran, Muslims continue to use it,” reads the editorial.
Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena leader and the Executive Editor of the newspaper Saamna said, “Burqa and niqab are not religious attires for India, they are being banned all over the world. If some people relate it to religion and Islam in India then they must not have read the Quran, they should read it properly.”Also Read,
Meanwhile, BJP’s national spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao said that there was no need for imposition of any kind of ban in the country. “We have zero tolerance towards terrorism but I don’t think there is a need to impose any kind of ban as the country is already in safe hands of Prime Minister Modi. Everyone is free to make suggestions but the whole world knows that the Central government has effectively dealt with terrorism and I don’t think any new steps are required for this,” said Rao to the news agency ANI.
On April 27, the government of Sri Lanka adopted measures to impose a complete ban on all types of burqas and face covers in the wake of the horrific terror bombings that rattled the entire country on Easter Sunday, claiming lives of more than 250 people and injuring hundreds.Also Read,