Self Immolation by Buddhist monk against free hand to Islamists and Missionaries in Srilanka

published on May 28, 2013

Self Immolation by Buddhist monks to protest the against Communist regime’s action in China had hit the headlines several times in past years. Srilankan Buddhist monks are also following their path in protest against the rapid Islamisation of Sri Lanka. Buddhist groups have been campaigning against the slaughter of cattle’s and the free hand given to Islamists and Missionaries to convert by hook and crook.

Indarathana, A Buddhist monk set himself on fire outside the holiest Buddhist shrine in the country – the Temple of the Tooth in the central city of Kandy in protest against this Islamisation of the society. Many Buddhist monks are now coming forward to commit suicide if the government ignores a set of demands put forward by them.

 “This is a sacrifice of a life. This is not a suicide,” the monk told the local Swarnavahini television cameraman minutes before the self-immolation bid. “There are over 5,000 cattle slaughtered in Sri Lanka each morning and it must stop.” In a leaflet distributed to devotees outside the Temple the monk said he was also against proselytising by Christian groups.

The cremation of the Buddhist monk took place in Sri Lanka yesterday amidst tight security in Ratnapura district.

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