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Sri Lankan police detain and threaten two Hindu priests in Mullaitivu

Puthukudiyiruppu police detained and threatened two Hindu priests and a trustee of the Sivan temple in Moongilaru, Mullaitivu, on Thursday. 

The priests who were detained for four hours before their release, were threatened to not carry out daily prayers at the temple, despite the island's coronavirus guidance allowing worship without public attendance.

The Hindu Priests' Union have brought the issue to the attention President and Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, demanding an urgent response to the detention of the three individuals. 

This development comes as the state continues to enforce a crackdown in the North-East and escalating it's militarisation under the guise of coronavirus. 

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