Dawood calls for lasting solution for adversity faced by Muslims

2016-02-29 16:42:20

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Chairman Basheer Segu Dawood said today that Muslim political leaders should provide a permanent and a lasting solution for the discrimination and adversity faced by the community.

He also proposed that a mechanism has to be created for the community’s welfare, rather than looking for mercy from political leaders.

Issuing a statement with regard to a recent discussion in Kattankudy, he said the discussion was about a separate Muslim Provincial Unit (Muslim Alahu in Tamil) and not a Muslim separate state.

“This probably was translated into other languages as a separate Muslim state. I do not perceive this as a deliberate act but a mistake in the translation. However, the Tamil media has carried the news in the way I meant it,” he said.

He said whenever a call is made to address Muslim aspirations, it was referred to as ‘Jihad’ which has never been an entity in Sri Lanka.

“It is said it is a fashion to portray the community as a violent race. So, as Muslim leaders we should hope that future generations will come forward to win their right,” he said.

Speaking on the Tamil issue, he said as the Tamil community is demanding justice for the injustice caused during the end times of the war, the Muslim community is also demanding justice for loss of lives and possessions inflicted in the 1900s. (Piyumi Fonseka)

  Comments - 6

  • Citizen Monday, 29 February 2016 18:23

    SRI LANKA IS ONE COUNTRY ONE NATION Political greed of the UNP AND SLFP to be in power have brought in unwanted troubles. Throughout this world NOT A SINGLE hang government ever succeeded. via DM Android App

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    karu Monday, 29 February 2016 18:35

    Sorry. No separate units in any names please via DM Android App

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    Jude Monday, 29 February 2016 20:27

    Before this Cancer go Viral !!!!, Dawood should he given Chemotherapy ASAP !!!!!??

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    Missaka Tuesday, 1 March 2016 04:55

    Black Defender treatment is the best to carry out.

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    bbod Monday, 29 February 2016 20:38

    The reason for the adversity faced by muslims, if any, are due to their own unwillingness to accept a common Sri lankan identity and their backward lifestyle.

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    azam Tuesday, 1 March 2016 12:37

    Common Sri Lankan Muslims are the only community who accept the Sri Lankan identity unlike other two publics one who demands a separate land and failed the other try to omit the minority as a national at present. there should be no separation in this country over any circumstances everyone is equal and all are Sri lankans, and what do you mean by Backward lifestyle??

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