Author-in-exile Taslima Nasreen has opined on Shiv Sena's demand for ban on burqa in the country. Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Taslima Nasreen posted a series of tweets wherein she has supported the call for burqa saying that 'it will stop women from being faceless zombies', however, not over the security concerns.
In the first tweet, she has exclaimed that the burqa ban might "not stop terrorism", but it will stop women from being "faceless zombies".
Quoting the holy Quran in the second tweet, the author has hit back at those saying that banning burqa is against freedom of religious freedom., asserting that nobody should have the right to enjoy religious freedom by harming others.
Shiv Sena on Wednesday demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ban burqa across the country, 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.
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. 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.
Earlier on April 30, fringe group Hindu Sena's chief Vishnu Gupta wrote to Home Secretary of India Rajiv Gauba requesting the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to impose a 'complete ban of Niqab and Burkas in public places', among other extreme acts.
On Monday, Sri Lanka banned all facial coverings in public places releasing a press release:
"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."