Muslim leaders seek legal redress for suspects not linked with terrorism

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A group of Muslim political leaders, including some ministers, have requested President Maithripala Sirisena to give redress to the suspects arrested in connection with incidents not directly relevant to terrorism, the Daily Mirror learns.

Muslim leaders including Higher Education Minister Rauff Hakeem, along with MPs A. H. M. Fowzie, Faizer Mustapha and Amir Ali, called on the President on Saturday to discuss this matter.

According to sources privy to talks, they brought to the notice of the President that some suspects had been arrested for minor offences such as keeping Kris knives. They requested the President to charge them under normal laws or bail them out.

They also discussed the arrest of a medical doctor accused of performing forced sterilisations on women referred to him for caesarean deliveries.

It is learnt that the President contacted the hospital authorities while the meeting was in progress and inquired about the charges against this doctor.

The Muslim leaders said the doctor was arrested over his unaccounted assets, and therefore he should be dealt with only under the Inland Revenue Act.

They also asked the President to make sure that Islamic religious activities conducted in view of Ramadhan were not hampered when subjecting the mosques to search operations. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Asela Monday, 27 May 2019 10:06 AM

    These so called leaders are working towards the countie's security or on behalf of their clan? How do they know on what charges they are investigated? President must have initiated this move since now he can order the release of all the suspects without trial. He doesn't have the brains to tell them to have patience until Police complete their investigations.

    JK HAtton Monday, 27 May 2019 11:34 AM

    Who is president? he is one of the violators of SL constitution. How can you say that you have not been involved in it? Have you not encouraged, supported your community to go against other community? have you not cheat or steal from other community illegally using your power..?????? all these counts now

    Eraj Monday, 27 May 2019 12:17 PM

    They are talking about innocent People who were arrested for keeping knife at home. I feel in your House also your having a knife.

    Mano Monday, 27 May 2019 12:06 PM

    It is in the best interest of everyone if selfish motives are kept in check and cooperate to bring about harmony as the Christians are doing, despite the unimaginable violation of their basic rights.

    LasanthaR Monday, 27 May 2019 12:15 PM

    Now is the time for Muslim leaders to remember their allegiance to Sri Lanka FIRST!

    Nalaka Monday, 27 May 2019 12:17 PM

    How can these demands help fellow Sri Lankans regain trust with the Muslim community?

    Chanaka Monday, 27 May 2019 12:22 PM

    Let's hope the President is not influenced, and asks the Muslim leaders not to interfere with ongoing investigations.

    shawn Tuesday, 28 May 2019 07:36 PM

    Common people of this country never expect another political favor mistake as similar to wanathavilluwa


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