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Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka gets six years\' jail in contempt case
Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka gets six years\' jail in contempt case
Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka gets six years' jail in contempt case

A Sri Lankan court on Wednesday handed a six-year jail term to a Buddhist monk accused of inciting violence against Muslims, holding him guilty of contempt just months after he was convicted of intimidating the wife of a missing journalist. The monk, Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara, leads the hardline Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) or “Buddhist Power Force”, which government…

Reuters - Aug 10 15:21 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, HumanRights ]

On Collective Humanity: Remembering Black July
On Collective Humanity: Remembering Black July

“If the majority thinks that a minority community is posing a threat to them or are developing in a manner that creates fear among them, then it is a problem for the majority.” In this interview, documentary film-maker T Jeyaraj comments on the formation of nationalist movements that resulted in violence in July 1983. He draws parallels to recent riots in…

Groundviews - Aug 01 19:51 GMT - more ... [ Tags: Politics, HumanRights, History ]

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