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UPFA is intimidating minorities in east: Hakeem

The government is systematically intimidating the minorities in the east and taking away their basic human right to vote for a party or a candidate of their choice, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Leader Rauff Hakeem charged yesterday.

He added that the government has resorted to unscrupulous methods to intimidate the people in the east so that the UPFA would win the upcoming eastern election.

“We have come to know of the government’s measures to stage anarchy in the run-up to the elections. The government wants to intimidate minorities in the east through unscrupulous methods,” he said, addressing a meeting in Kinniya.

He added that the SLMC has always stood up to governments which tried to take away the rights of the Muslim community.
“Personally I stood up against any action taken against the Muslim community. I have given up ministerial portfolios and I have also toppled governments to defend the Muslim community,” he claimed.

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