An online petition campaign urging “ban the BBS” is launched today. The petitioners say; The Bodu Bala Sena has long been suppressing freedom and multiculturalism in Sri Lanka. Their actions, speeches and brutal approaches to other races and creeds in the island are not only undemocratic, but contain elements of Nazism. Under the guise of protecting Buddhism they are refusing others the right to practice and to live within the bounds of non-Buddhist life. Muslim shops are attacked, Halal packaging has been discontinued, Christian churches are attacked, and the Eucharist desecrated. Now the BBS wants to ban women from wearing the Niqab and the Burqa. This is not Buddhist, it is not decent, it is not human. Please sign this petition in solidarity with those who support basic dignity and the freedom to live within one’s chosen religious and cultural beliefs.
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