Morocco bans sale and production of burqas

07:39 PM | 10 Jan, 2017
Morocco bans sale and production of burqas
RABAT – Tailors and retailers across Morocco have reportedly been directed to stop the sale of burqas by the Interior Ministry, the Morocco World News reported.

The ministry has issued notices to burqa producers and retailers urging them to cease making and/or selling the garment. They have been further instructed that all related goods would be seized if the stock was not eliminated within 48 hours.

Representatives of the Interior Ministry visited markets to inform both sellers and tailors to stop the production and sale of the burqa and hand-deliver the written notices.

A picture currently being circulated on social media platforms, shows a copy of the notice that was sent by El Basha, a representative of the Interior Ministry, saying

A copy of the notices posted on social media stating “following the observations of the authorities, we notice that you sell burqas – so, we are calling on you to get rid of the products of this outfit within 48 hours and to refrain from selling it in the future.”