The Moroccan Ministry of Interior notified burqa producers and retailers of the immediate prohibition on the sale as the destruction of current stocks.
Copies of the notices have circulated on social networks, resulting in heated debate.
News website Le360 quoted a high ranking official at the Ministry of the Interior as saying,
“We have taken the necessary measures to completely ban the import, manufacturing and marketing of this garment in all cities and towns of Morocco.”
What is this ban about? Apparently, it is about “security,” further explains Le360.
“Traders have confided that this decision is motivated by security reasons, some criminals having repeatedly used this garment to perpetrate their crimes,” it added.