Sri Lankan Muslims anger at government’s burqa ban
20 March 2021 | 7:22 am
Sri Lankan Muslims say that a government move to prevent Muslim women from wearing a burqa or niqab is a new act of discrimination against their community, which accounts for 10 percent of the 21 million, Buddhist-majority population.
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