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Buddhist monk-led mob steals statue from Hindu temple

A Buddhist monk led a mob into a Saiva temple in the Amparai district last week, where they forcibly removed a statue of a deity.

The temple, in the village of Paanama, was stormed last week and the statue of Pillayaar taken, in what has been a reported spate of similar incidents.

The move was allegedly carried out with assistance from the chairman of Paanamai Preathesiya Saba, the brother of a Buddhist monk.

Photograph courtesy of Thinakkathir


See our earlier post:
'Buddhists Behaving Badly' (03 August 2012)