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There were several Muslims among the thousands of Buddhist, Hindu and Christian clergymen who staged a peaceful demonstration against the indiscriminate destruction of ancient Buddhist artifacts in Afghanistan.


Sri Lankan Muslims join other clergymen to protest against the Cultural Genocide in Afghanistan.
[14 Mar 2001]
 

Clergymen and civilians of all faiths peacefully marched through the busy streets of the Capital yesterday. There were several Muslims among the thousands of Buddhist, Hindu and Christian clergymen who staged a peaceful demonstration against the indiscriminate destruction of ancient Buddhist artifacts in Afghanistan.

The peaceful Anti Taliban protest marchers performed a Sathyagraha (a silent protest) at Vihara Maha Devi Park, a leisure park in the heart of the City .The campaign was organized by the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress along with several other religious organizations.

A joint memorandum was signed after the demonstration, appealing to the international community to take a strong stand against the barbaric attack on world heritage monuments.

 

 

 

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