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Bodu Bala Sena’s charges against muslims after the Sri Lankan civil war

Mohamed Razak, Fatima Afra and Ushama, Thameem (2022) Bodu Bala Sena’s charges against muslims after the Sri Lankan civil war. International Journal of Innovative Research and Knowledge, 7 (11). pp. 15-29. ISSN 2213-1356

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Sri Lanka has people of many ethnicities, faiths, and languages cohabiting peacefully. The Tamils, Muslims, and Christians comprise the remaining community members, while Buddhism makes up most of the population. Even though Buddhist and Muslim relations have been amicable for the past century, there has been a surge in anti-Muslim sentiment and violence in Sri Lanka following the end of the country’s civil war. Many Buddhist Nationalist Groups have initiated negative sentiments and accusations against Muslim socio-cultural practices. The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has played the most prominent role. This study focuses on the five allegations that the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) has levelled against Muslims and the responses of Muslim organisations. The study aims to determine the true nature of the allegations and their repercussions for Muslims and explain Muslim organisations’ strategies to accomplish the objectives. This study followed a qualitative methodology and relied on primary sources, such as interviews and secondary sources, which included research articles, dissertations, books, newspaper articles, websites, activity reports, and publications.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Buddhist-Muslim, Buddhist Nationalist Groups, Bodu Bala Sena, anti-Muslim sentiments
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Prof.Dr Thameem Ushama
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2023 14:14
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2023 14:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/102653

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