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