Kerala debates whether to ban burqa in college
Following on the heels of the Sri Lankan government’s decision to ban face veils after Easter Sunday serial bombings that killed 253 people last month, the circular has received country-wide attention
The circular was issued on April 17, but came to the media’s attention on Thursday
BENGALURU : A debate has emerged in Kerala on whether to ban the burqa in colleges after one of the state’s biggest educational institutions, the Muslim Educational Society (MES), issued a circular banning covering veils from the upcoming academic year. Orthodox sections among Sunni Muslims have rebelled against the move.