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Title: A haijab (headscarf) ban in Myanmar?
Post by: Dharmakara on June 24, 2015, 05:41:45 pm
A group of Buddhist monks in Myanmar are attempting to get the government to issue a hijab ban, where it would stop young female students from wearing their headscarves in school:

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/06/23/buddhist-monks-in-myanmar-call-for-hijab-ban/ (http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/06/23/buddhist-monks-in-myanmar-call-for-hijab-ban/)


(http://media.breitbart.com/media/2015/04/Schoolgirls-in-Muslim-garb-AFP-Getty-Images-640x480.jpg)
Title: Re: A haijab (headscarf) ban in Myanmar?
Post by: ducksandmeeta on June 25, 2015, 09:15:24 am
These people call themselves monks, but the Buddha would not.
Title: Re: A haijab (headscarf) ban in Myanmar?
Post by: MissGrape on June 25, 2015, 11:26:04 pm
That makes me sad. People should be allowed to wear what they want to wear, unless in circumstances which require security measures such as removing the scarf or face covering for identification etc.
Title: Re: A haijab (headscarf) ban in Myanmar?
Post by: ducksandmeeta on June 26, 2015, 03:15:38 am
They say it's not for religious reasons... but Buddhist nuns shave off their hair or cover it for modesty just like Muslim women.
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