Friday, June 19, 2015

Chad bans use of full-face veil after Boko Haram multiple bomb blasts

Chadian government has banned the use of full-face Muslim veil throughout the country following Monday's twin bomb blast that killed 27 people at the country's police headquarter.

Announcing the ban while speaking to religious leaders yesterday June 17th, the Chadian Prime Minister, Kalzeube Pahimi Deubet, said the government has ordered security forces to seize Burqas from markets and burn them immediately.

 "Wearing the burqa must stop immediately from today, not only in public places and schools but throughout the whole of the country,"he said 

He added that any type of clothing that leaves only the eyes visible is a form of "camouflage" and is now banned. He said anyone found wearing a burqa would be "arrested, tried and sentenced in summary proceedings".

He asked religious leaders to spread the message in their mosques, churches and holy places.

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