Sectarian motives suspected in Kattankudy arson

[TamilNet, Monday, 08 August 2005, 09:30 GMT]
A shop and the house of a Muslim businessman, Mr. Abdul Kaleem, located on Uoor Road in Kattankudy, were burnt down Sunday night in a suspected sectarian attack, Police said.

Muslim Businessman's house and shop attacked in Kattankudy
Muslim Businessman's house and shop attacked in sectarian violence in Kattankudy


Mr. Kaleem estimated the damage at 4 million rupees.

Muslim Businessman's house and shop attacked in Kattankudy
Kattankudy Police inspecting the site
Two months ago, Mr. Abdul Kaleem had distributed handbills stating that he was not a follower or supporter of the 'Payilvaan', a Muslim cleric who leads a sect with Sufi leanings.

However, another handbill issued by orthodox Muslims a few days ago, named Mr. Kaleem as a follower and supporter of 'Payilvaan' sect. Forty-one persons were enlisted in the handbill, residents said.

Signs of sectarian strife have surfaced again in Kattankudy, a densely populated Muslim town, 5 kilometres south of Batticaloa.

 

Latest 15 Reports
22.10.17 21:55   Photo
Colombo seizes more lands for Sinhala colonisation in Trincomalee through engineering Tamil-Muslim divide in East
21.10.17 21:46  
Unitary constitution imposing choice irrelevant to fundamentals needs rejection by Tamils
20.10.17 07:02  
Jaffna University students boycott classes against manipulative justice of genocidal Sri Lanka
19.10.17 17:11   Photo
Sirisena disappoints student leaders, Cooray humiliates families of hunger-striking prisoners
18.10.17 23:45  
Eastern Provincial Land authority discriminates Tamils
17.10.17 18:46   Photo
Paramilitary operative employed at Cooray's secretariat in Jaffna harasses public servants
16.10.17 07:15   Photo
UN Refugee agency ignorant of stranded Tamil refugees in Indonesia
15.10.17 19:12  
Tamil fisherman rammed by intruding Sinhala fishermens’ boat, fishing disputes escalate in Jaffna
14.10.17 07:34   Photo
Tamil protesters confront Maithiripala Sirisena in Jaffna
13.10.17 17:40   Photo
North at standstill, Sampanthan not to accompany Sirisena to Jaffna
12.10.17 23:35  
SL military postpones land release for 2 years as UN awarded Colombo with 2 more years in Geneva
11.10.17 23:48   Photo
20 Tamil organisations to lay siege to SL Governor's office on Friday
10.10.17 22:05   Photo
SL ‘Manipulative Justice’ exposed once again in Tamil political prisoners’ case: Sivapalan
09.10.17 22:09  
Protests gain momentum as hunger-striking political prisoners’ health deteriorates
08.10.17 23:00   Photo
SL constitutional discourse seen coupled with ‘Vision 2025’ policy of genocidal Sri Lanka
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=15578