Extending support to the decision taken by Sri Lankan government to ban all face coverings in the island nation in the aftermath of the serial blasts that killed over 250 people, Shiv Sena on Wednesday has demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ban burqa across the country. In an article in its mouthpiece Saamna on Wednesday, the Shiv Sena asserted its ally to BJP-led government to follow the footsteps of Sri Lanka and ban the burqa in India.
On April 28, Sri Lanka called to ban all facial coverings, citing the burqas to be a 'security risk and a flag of fundamentalism'.
In the party's editorial, Shiv Sena has asked PM Modi that if Sri Lanka, which is the country of Raavan, can ban burqa, then why can't India, which is the country of Lord Ram, implement the same in the country.
"Sri Lankan President Maithripala has taken a courageous decision by banning Burqa or mask which covers face for security reasons," quotes Saamana, Shiv Sena mouthpiece.
Adding that many countries have banned burqa or facial coverings, the BJP ally has raised the demand to do the same in India in the national interest of the country.
"We are asking this question because PM Modi is going to Ayodhya today. We are raising this demand in the national interest," the editorial further reads.
PM Narendra Modi will make his first visit to Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya on Wednesday, following which he will address a rally as well.
In the aftermath of eight string of blasts that shook Sri Lanka's Colombo, the country called for a complete ban all facial coverings.
"President Maithripala Sirisena took this decision to further support the ongoing security and help the armed forces to easily identify the identity of any wanted perpetrators," according to a press note from the Sri Lankan president's office.