“Hardline monks rally Sri Lanka as Buddhist front” by The Washington Post

Analysts say radical Buddhism is just one sign of human rights being sidelined in Sri Lanka. With the nation reveling in postwar relief, lawmakers loyal to President Mahinda Rajapaksa passed a constitutional amendment in 2010 extending his term limits and revoking guarantees of independent police, judiciary and electoral commissions.

“We’re seeing a pattern of really severe human rights violations right across the board,” Amnesty International director Steve Crawshaw said. “The government can’t stand any forms of protest or criticism, and yet it appears to actively turn away from violence and lawlessness against other ethnic minorities and religions.”

Via: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/hardline-monks-rally-sri-lanka-as-buddhist-front/2014/01/11/c83ca12a-7a8e-11e3-a647-a19deaf575b3_story.html

source: www.washingtonpost.com

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