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Muslims in Sri Lanka call on UN to investigate ongoing rights abuses

Muslims in Sri Lanka called on the United Nations to intervene and investigate the ongoing violence in the island after Sinhala mobs attacked Muslim businesses and homes, reports Colombo Page.

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Rauf Hakeem, yesterday, invited the United Nations special rapporteurs on Minority Issues and Religious Freedom to visit Sri Lanka for an investigation into the deteriorating rights situation in Sri Lanka.

The invitation comes as, speaking on voting for a parliamentary motion that rejected a United Nations probe into war time atrocities in Sri Lanka, Hakeem said that the SLMC support for the motion would be based on how the Sri Lankan government responded to the current violence against Muslims.

Also see our earlier posts:

Over 1,000 Muslim shops close in Colombo to protest attacks (18 June 2014)

Tamil groups condemn attacks against Muslims, call for justice (18 June 2014)

49 arrested as Rajapaksa pledges to rebuild property affected by violence (18 June 2014)

Security forces, curfew assist Buddhist mobs attacking Muslims (17 Jun 2014)

'Those responsible for killings must be held to account’ says Amnesty (17 Jun 2014) 

OIC: Sri Lanka must bring perpetrators of anti-Islamic violence to justice (17 Jun 2014) 
UN rights chief ‘deeply alarmed’ by violence in Sri Lanka (16 Jun 2014) 

Sinhalese mob violence leaves three Muslims dead (16 Jun 2014) 

Sinhala group attacks Muslim shops, Rajapaksa urges restraint by all parties (15 Jun 2014)


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