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* Sri Lanka Election Commissioner bans Muslim women wearing burqa or niqab when voting
Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 09:08 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 31, Colombo: The Election Commissioner of Sri Lanka has informed the secretaries of the political parties that the according to the country's law Muslim women may not be allowed wear burqa or niqab when visiting polling stations to cast their vote.

He pointed out that the photos of the identity cards should have the left eye visible according to the regulations.

The Election Commissioner has reminded the regulations to the political parties at a discussion held yesterday with the secretaries of the political parties.

He pointed out that voters are not allowed to vote with faces covered and anyone covering their faces at the polling booth would have to show their faces before being allowed to vote. .

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