The Qatar-based International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) has condemned recent attacks in Sri Lanka on mosques and Muslim-owned property, calling on the Sri Lankan government to protect all its citizens, including Muslims.
“These actions [i.e., attacks on Muslims] violate international law and human conscience,” IUMS Secretary-General Ali Qara Daghi said in a Tuesday statement.
Earlier the same day, a mob in Sri Lanka’s Puttalam district killed a Muslim man, despite the recent imposition of a nationwide curfew amid increasingly frequent incidents of anti-Muslim violence.
Qara Daghi also denounced a spate of recent attacks on mosques and Muslim-owned homes and businesses in Sri Lanka’s Muslim-majority Kurunegala district.
After a rash of terrorist attacks on churches and hotels in Colombo left 250 people dead on Easter Sunday (April 21), the government temporarily imposed a nationwide curfew.
The curfew was re-imposed on Monday after several mosques and Muslim-owned businesses were attacked by mobs.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.