Muslims in East protest against Sinhala Buddhist violence in South

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 23:04 GMT]
Tamil-speaking Muslims in Kaaththaankudi observed hartal in protest against the anti-Muslim violence incited by the extremist Sinhala Buddhist Power Force (Bodu Bala Sena) in Beruwala in South. The SL State, which has high level relations with the BBS, has failed even the sections of Muslims who subscribe themselves as a ‘minority’ in ‘Sri Lanka’, the Muslim leaders in Kaaththaankudi in Batticaloa complained. After the war against Tamils, now the SL State is in full preparation for another war against the Tamil-speaking Muslims, they said. Among the thousands of Muslim protesters in Kaaththaankudi, only one person carried the Lion flag of genocidal Sri Lanka, while the organisers, the Federation of Mosques and the Kaaththaankudi Jamiyyathul Ulama, were pleading with the SL President to protect the properties of Muslims with the banner: ‘We are the citizens of Sri Lanka’.

Muslims protest in Kaaththaankudi
Muslim protesters at Kaaththaankudi, Batticaloa, on Tuesday.
Muslims protest in Kaaththaankudi


However, all the Muslim speakers were condemning the rapport existing between the extremist BBS and the ruling elite of the Sri Lankan State.

The occupying SL military and police were deployed at the places where Muslims gathered to stage protests.

Muslims protest in Kaaththaankudi
Muslims protest in Kaaththaankudi
Shops remained closed at Kalmunai, Ampaa'rai
People who participated in the protest were demanding an immediate end to what they termed as religious violence (Matha vanmu’rai) against the Muslims and immediate protection of the Muslims.

The peaceful protests were also held at Thoappoor, Ki’n’niyaa and Moothoor in Trincomalee district.

Shops were shut down in Kalmunai, Marutha-munai, Kalmunaik-kudi, Chaayntha-maruthu, Chammaan-thu’rai and Ninthavoor. Students didn’t attend schools. Muslim towns, suburbs and villages were completely shut down in Ampaa’rai district.

The biggest demonstration in the East was held on Tuesday in Kaaththaankudi.

Muslims protest in Kaaththaankudi
In the biggest rally held in Kaaththaankudi, the Muslims had only one man carrying the flag of genocidal Sri Lanka, passing a ‘subtle message’ to the SL State
Muslims protest in Kaaththaankudi


Chronology:

 

Latest 15 Reports
14.10.19 23:48   Photo
Tamil parties in North-East stipulate ‘acid test’ terms to SL presidential candidates
13.10.19 22:15   Photo
SL Governor's latest land grab poses danger to archaeological traces of Eezham Tamils
12.10.19 22:23   Photo
Monks step up campaign against Muslims, want to carve out Sinhala colony in Ampaa'rai
11.10.19 22:07   Photo
Vote for Self-Determination, reject major candidates for more effective boycott
10.10.19 23:31   Photo
SL Police intensifies restrictions on Saiva devotees at disputed ‘chaitya’ hilltop in East
09.10.19 20:17  
Indian Coast Guard trespassed into waters off Jaffna, 18 fishers detained since 03 October
08.10.19 18:43  
Divisional Secretary, TNA MPs must act to release Chegnchoalai lands: civil activist
07.10.19 23:12   Photo
Heinous act by HRCSL: former orphans of Chegnchoalai on the brink of losing lands
06.10.19 12:21  
EPDP joins Jaffna protest against desecration of Neeraaviyadi temple
05.10.19 22:06  
Families inheriting lands from parents refused of land registration in Moothoor East
04.10.19 21:50  
SL Archaeology, Police continue to disturb Tamils’ right to worship at Vedukku-naa'ri hilltop
03.10.19 19:16  
Raghavan plans to distribute uncultivatable lands to Tamils to compensate for loss of fertile lands
02.10.19 22:28   Photo
No place for human rights in China’s white paper for future world
01.10.19 18:26  
Genocidal Sri Lanka hits back at UN, claims it passed ‘litmus test’ on human rights in 2019
30.09.19 20:49  
SL military, police, traders, exert pressure on civil authorities in Mannaar to alienate lands
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=37261