Lynching in Sialkot and burning alive in Sri Lanka: A comparability

Lynching in Sialkot and burning alive in Sri Lanka: A comparison

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Now the query is the place have been the MPS, ministers, politicians, demonstrators, activists and others who flocked to Priyantha’s home when Muslims have been persecuted solely as a result of they have been Muslims? 


image 15b462b311On Thursday 3 December, Sri Lankan nationwide Priyantha Kumara, was brutally killed by employees of the manufacturing facility and his physique was set on hearth within the Pakistani metropolis of Sialkot, bordering India.

This sheer barbarity was promptly condemned by all Pakistanis. There have been demonstrations throughout Pakistan and ladies demonstrated in Lahore. Distinguished ulemas expressed their deep condolences. Although Three-e-Labia Pakistan occasion was accused the TLP formally distanced itself from the incident.

Responding promptly, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his disbelief and anger in a tweet saying: “The horrific vigilante assault on a manufacturing facility in Sialkot and the burning alive of a Sri Lankan supervisor is a day of disgrace for Pakistan. I’m overseeing the investigations and let there be no mistake, all these accountable can be punished with the total severity of the regulation. Arrests are being made.”

At a condolence assembly on the Prime Minister’s Workplace in Islamabad, Prime Minister Imran Khan introduced that Malik Adnan who tried to avoid wasting Kamara’s life from the mob, can be awarded the Tamara I Shoat — the second-highest civil award for bravery bestowed by the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The enterprise group of Sialkot raised $ 100,000 for Priyantha’s household, and his widow would proceed to obtain his month-to-month wage. Police arrested probably the most wished accused.

Sialkot Bar determined to not seem on behalf of the culprits. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar directed to make sure that the trial of the suspects is accomplished and file the case in courtroom inside 14 days. The police have, up to now, arrested 139 individuals of which 34 are fundamental suspects.

Right here in Sri Lanka MPs, ministers, clergy and others visited Priyantha’s home, expressed condolences and prolonged help to the household. Opposition Chief Sajith Premadasa visited Priyantha’s home and donated Rs. 2 million and a laptop computer pc to the kids.

The Authorities of Sri Lanka promised to grant assist price Rs. 2.5 million to Priyantha’s household. Overseas Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris met the Actg. Excessive Commissioner of Pakistan in Colombo Tanvir Ahmad to debate issues referring to monetary safety of Priyantha’s household.

Activists protested exterior Pakistan’s Excessive Fee in Colombo. The Sinhale Nationwide United Alliance demanded the Pakistan Authorities pay Kumara’s household $ 1 million aside from asking for a written apology for the killing from Prime Minister Imran Khan’s authorities.

This contrasts vividly with the remedy meted out to the peace-loving Muslim group in Sri Lanka who has been topic to violence involving killing, burning of economic, residential properties and mosques apart from burning the Holy Quran and even urinating on them ever because the finish of the ethic battle in Could 2009. It’s now discerned that this disaster seems to have been pre-planned by successive governments.

Within the aftermath of the battle there started a sinister marketing campaign portraying Muslims as a risk to Sinhalese, Buddhism and the nation. Then got here the kidnapping of Muslim businessmen adopted by ‘grease yaka’ mayhem when Muslims have been attacked in the course of the holy month of Ramadan and prevented from attending the evening ‘Taraveeh’ prayers whereas girls lived in worry till males people returned residence.

A Buddhist monk with six of his henchmen demolished greater than 4 centuries outdated shrine of Sheikh Sikkandar Waliullah in Anuradhapura on 14 June 2011. This was adopted by vandalism on the Dambulla mosque led by Ven. Inamaluwa Sumangala Thero on Friday, 20 April 2012.

British citizen Khuram Shaikh got here to Sri Lanka in 2011 along with his Russian girlfriend to spend the Christmas vacation. His girlfriend was gang raped and Khurram Shaikh was brutally attacked and killed.

Since then, one after the opposite, Sinhala extremists started attacking mosques, spiritual colleges, road demonstrations with posters of pigs with the Arabic phrase ‘Allah’ on its face, posters of Holy Ka’ba with a canine on it, attacking ladies sporting hijab and abaya and lots of extra.

This continued till the well-organised assaults on Muslims and their properties in Aluthgama, Dharga City and Beruwala following the extremely inflammatory speech by lawless Buddhist monk Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thero utilized by the federal government to terrorise Muslims.

They looted and burnt Muslim owned properties, burnt mosques, copies of Holy Quran and urinated on them apart from taking pictures and killing a father of two kids throughout curfew hours beneath the watchful eyes of police.

Lots of of Muslims grew to become paupers in a single day. Fed up of violence round 95% of Muslims, voted for the Maithripala Sirisena-Ranil Wickremesinghe authorities to energy in 2005 solely to grasp they have been no higher.

Underneath Maithri-Ranil authorities Muslims in Gintota have been attacked adopted by organised assaults in Ampara. In March 2018 Muslims in Digana and different villages within the central hills have been attacked, looted and their business and residential properties and mosques burnt. The world regarded like battlefield.

In Digana, a 27-year-old Muslim youth Abdul Basith was burnt alive to demise. A physician at Teldeniya hospital refused to deal with a bleeding Muslim saying Muslims are terrorists. These mindless assaults continued till the Easter Sunday bombings and killings involving few Muslims in April 2019.

The Maithri-Ranil authorities promptly imposed emergency rules, declared a marketing campaign demonising Islam, projected each Muslim a terror suspect, deployed forces to go looking Muslim-owned properties from mosques, homes, enterprise institutions and took to custody Muslim women and men on ridiculous allegations and produced earlier than courts after protecting in custody.

Insulting spiritual emotions of Muslims troops entered mosques with boots accompanied by sniper canine in the course of the Holy Month of Ramadan quick. Underneath such a daunting ambiance, President Sirisena left to China to attend an insignificant convention that didn’t want the presence of a head of state leaving Muslims on the mercy of the mob.

On the identical day a mob of round 500 with iron rods, swords and different such objects started their killing spree. They burnt and destroyed round 30 Muslim villages.

Sinhala three-wheel drivers refused to take a severely battered Muslim dragged on the road to hospital. Within the course of he died. A fasting Muslim was chopped to demise.

In Wennappuwa a 49-year-old furnishings dealer M.S. Fouzul Amen was at residence along with his household to finish the Ramadan quick when a mob began to smash his automobile. Ameen got here out to cease. The mob turned on him and slashed his neck with a sword, poured turpentine on his face and left to die within the presence of his 16-year-old son Ajmir.

Fasting Muslim girls grabbing their kids ran to Sinhalese neighbours for security. Some accommodated and even gave meals whereas others chased them out.

Organised thugs started attacking and burning mosques, homes, enterprise institutions, autos and no matter owned by Muslims beneath the watchful eyes of the forces. It began from Chilaw earlier than spreading to Gampaha, Kurunegala, Nikawaratiya and lots of different locations.

Mobs laid siege to the Kuliyapitiya, Hettipola, Aukana, Kottampitiya areas and moved to Nikaweratiya city space driving Muslim households, in the course of the month of Ramadan quick, into paddy fields for security. They burnt autos and attacked passengers. A minimum of three mosques have been attacked.

Maithri-Ranil authorities made no strikes to cease the violence.

Sinhala attorneys refused to look for Muslims taken into custody, docs refused to deal with Muslim girls, Muslim outlets have been boycotted and prevented from buying and selling out there and a few temples started advising Buddhists to not cope with Muslims.

Justifying the violence, the mainstream media unleashed a full-scale marketing campaign demonising Islam and describing Muslims as terrorists. The mob functioned as authorities throughout the authorities and moved via cities throughout curfew hours in full view of the police.

Now the query is the place have been the MPS, ministers, politicians, demonstrators, activists and others who flocked to Priyantha’s home when Muslims have been persecuted solely as a result of they have been Muslims?

The Presidential Fee inquired into Easter Sunday killings really helpful prison prices towards Maithri, Ranil and prime officers. Nonetheless, they’re free and nonetheless in politics. This occurred in Dhammadipa which is at present on the verge of political, financial and social collapse because of racist politics.

Isn’t it time that those that comply with Buddha’s Buddhism come ahead to steer the nation, deliver communities collectively and march in direction of a greater Sri Lanka for the widespread good of all and switch the island as soon as once more right into a land of peace and concord?   

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