intimidating minorities in east: Hakeem
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,”