In yet another controversial statement, UP minister Raghuraj Singh has demanded a ban on burqas worn by Muslim women.
The minister said that burqas were being used by ‘terrorists’ to conceal their identity, apparently in reference to protests by women protesting against Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA).
He added that wearing a burqa started in Arabian countries and is not an Indian custom.
The minister said India should ban its use and pointed out that even Sri Lanka had banned it after a series of bomb blasts ripped the country last year.
The blast left many people dead and scores of people injured.
This is not the first time when Singh has made a controversial statement.
He had earlier said people raising slogans against Prime Minster Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath “would be buried alive”.
The minister had said this while addressing a pro-CAA rally in Aligarh.