Fear in Sri Lanka as monk calls for stoning of Muslims

Muslims in Sri Lanka say they fear new attacks after a top Buddhist monk called for violence against members of the religious minority, claiming a Muslim doctor had sterilised thousands of Buddhist women. Activists, politicians and members of the Muslim minority said Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thero’s speech last week was likely to[…]

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Proposed hijab ban on Myanmar Schoolgirls

A powerful group of Buddhist monks in Myanmar advocated a ban on the wearing of hijabs by Muslim schoolgirls at a conference last weekend, as ethnic Muslims in the country contine to face widespread discrimination and persecution. At a conference in Yangon held by the Organization for the Protection of[…]

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