Press Esc to close
Thursday 26 May 2016
News updated at 4:06 PM IST
Weather
Max: 33.2°C
Min : 22.8°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

Ban burqa, BJP dares Siddaramaiah

Bangalore, Nov 8, 2013, DHNS:
PTI file photo. For representation only

Former minister and BJP leader C T Ravi on Friday dared Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to bring in a legislation banning wearing of burqa by Muslim women.

Speaking to reporters at the Palace Grounds in Bangalore, the venue for the Narendra Modi rally, Ravi wondered why the provisions of the bill on anti-superstitious practices being deliberated by the State government should confine only to one community -Hindu.

He said wearing of burqa can also be considered as a superstition.

Ravi dared Siddaramaiah to imprison those who impose the wearing of burqa.

“Made Snana is considered as a blind belief which the government is planning to ban through the proposed bill.  May be 500 to 1,000 people may participate in Made Snana in a year. It is a belief which makes them participate in the ritual.  It is an individual’s choice,” he added.

‘Religious injunction’

But, it is not so in the case of making women wear burqa, Ravi said and added that it was imposed in the name of religion.

“Let the Siddaramaiah government muster courage to ban burqa. This would be welcomed by many Muslim women.

Let the chief minister, while planning to ban piercing of tongue by the Hindus as part of a ritual, also look at the belief of Shia Muslims during Muharram,” he said.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Girls cover themselves during a dust storm in mathura on Monday...

Girls cover themselves during a dust storm in mathura on Monday...

Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand art to aware people about water scarcity...

Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand art to aware people about water scarcity...

English actor Sir Ian McKellen and Bollywood actor Aamir Khan share lighter moments...

English actor Sir Ian McKellen and Bollywood actor Aamir Khan share lighter moments...

A senior Army Officer presents the Sher-e-Kashmir Sword of Honour to a new recruit...

A senior Army Officer presents the Sher-e-Kashmir Sword of Honour to a new recruit...

People watching the air ambulance which crash landed at Kair village in Najafgarh area...

People watching the air ambulance which crash landed at Kair village in Najafgarh area...

Demi Moore poses for photographers as she arrives for The Vogue 100 Gala Dinner...

Demi Moore poses for photographers as she arrives for The Vogue 100 Gala Dinner...

Nuremberg and Frankfurt players jump for the ball during a German first division Bundesliga soccer..

Nuremberg and Frankfurt players jump for the ball during a German first division Bundesliga soccer..

People hang fish to dry on bamboo poles in Mumbai...

People hang fish to dry on bamboo poles in Mumbai...

A cyclist with his daughter pedals his cycle holding an umbrella...

A cyclist with his daughter pedals his cycle holding an umbrella...

An elderly vendor waits for customers of green grass during rains in Srinagar....

An elderly vendor waits for customers of green grass during rains in Srinagar....

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523