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Burqa ban is symbol of majoritarianism in Sri Lanka – Dr Jayampathy Wickramaratne PC

Image courtesy of Le news. The proposal to ban the wearing of the burqa and the niqab has given rise to much discussion about the...

Sri Lanka’s Veil Ban Is Fueling Hate: Muslim women obeying new rules are still being assaulted and harassed.

Image: Sri Lankan protesters hold placards at a demonstration in Colombo on May 21, 2019. ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES. On May 8, when the 47-year-old Nazia Naseer...
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