Aligarh, Feb 10: Senior BJP leader Raghuraj Singh has stirred up a controversy by demanding ban on Burqa (veil), worn by Muslim women.
During a programme, organised by the Brahmin Jagriti Manch at Naurangabad in Aligarh on Sunday, Mr Singh appealed to the government to ban the Burqa, alleging that it has created a law and order problem.
'Recently, a male student of Aligarh Muslim University entered a protest site in Aligarh wearing a Burqa. Such incidents can create law and order problems. It has been seen that thieves and criminals also wear Burqa to escape from police," he further alleged.
The BJP leader, who is also the Chairman of Labour and Employment Committee, claimed that countries like China and Sri Lanka too have banned the Burqa after the terror attacks. 'Burqa should be banned as a terrorist can enter our country by wearing it. Burqa was introduced by the Arabic countries but now there too, it has been banned," he added.
Mr Singh had earlier courted controversy by saying that he will bury the students of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), who were protesting against the CAA and NRC. (UNI)