Chad bans full veil after deadly Boko Haram attacks


N’DJAMENA: Chad on Wednesday banned the full-face Muslim veil and ordered security forces to seize burqas from markets and burn them after 33 people were killed in suicide bombings blamed on Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram this week. “Wearing the burqa must stop immediately from today, not only in public places and schools but throughout the whole of the country,” Prime Minister Kalzeube Pahimi Deubet said in a speech to religious leaders the day before the start of the holy Muslim festival of Ramadan. Anyone found wearing a burqa would be “arrested, tried and sentenced in summary proceedings”, he added.



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