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ஒக்ரோபர் 3, 2006

Clashes between orthodox Muslims against an Islamic sect that preaches pantheism in Kattankudy

Filed under: Sri Lanka,Tamil Eelam — CAPitalZ @ 9:57 பிப

Kattankudy on Tuesday

Curfew has been extended after clashes

 

Muslims of the Sufi faith launched a hunger strike on Tuesday demanding that the Government intervene to control violence in the eastern town of Kattankudy.

Curfew has been imposed at Kattankudy in Batticaloa after a second day of clashes between two Muslim sects within two days.

A reconciliatory meeting called by the police to bring the factions to peace failed due to non attendance by the Sufis.

H M Amir, Secretary of the Baduria Jumma mosque, which advocates the Sufi doctrine told BBC that their leadership did not attend the meeting due to security risks.

Speaking to BBC Sandeshaya, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police for the Eastern province Neville Wijesinghe said that a grenade has been thrown into a mosque Monday night while followers of the mainstream Muslim faith were praying after Ramadan fast.

Sufism

Sufism is the esoteric dimension of the Islamic faith, the spiritual path to mystical union with God. A reaction against the strict formality of orthodox teaching, it reached its peak in the 13th century. There are many Sufi orders, the best known being the dervishes of Turkey

The Oxford Dictionary of English

At least 10 people have sustained minor injuries and several buildings were damaged, he said.

Then a mob of thousands have gathered to attack the mosques and houses belonging to the Sufis. Three police officers also sustained injuries in these attacks, DIG Wijesinghe said.

Dr. I L M Rifas of the mainstream Muslims’ Jamiyathul Ulama told BBC Sandeshaya that people were disturbed after the grenade attack.

Police will consider removing curfew imposed Tuesday after studying the situation on Wednesday morning, the eastern province DIG said.

Mathrasa

A Mathrasa has been damaged in the attack

DIG Wijesinghe said that the curfew is to be continued overnight as a precaution since both factions live in a tight knit Muslim community in Kattankudy.

Nearly 75,000 Muslims Live in the area, he said.

Police earlier imposed a curfew in Kattankudy on Sunday, after institutions under the patronage of the All Ceylon Islamic Spiritual Movement (ACISM) came under attack.

Talking to Sandeshaya from Kattankudy, Secretary of the Baduria Jumma mosque H M Amir said that timely intervention by police saved the mosque, from been attacked.

He said that Muslim clerics opposed to the “mysterious teachings of spirituality” of Sufism instigated the attack.
“Several institutions including a ‘Mathrasa’ school teaching the Koran was also burnt,” said the secretary. He alleged that a mob of around a thousand was involved.

At least 5 youth have been injured and taken into hospital on Sunday.

Hunger strike in Kattankudy

Irumbu- a Police patrol with loud hailers at the orthodox Irumbu Thaikka Mosque Wednesday Sufi mosque that was demolished by armed orthodox Islamic groups on Sunday Sufi mosque that was demolished by armed orthodox Islamic groups on Sunday Muslim Businessman's house and shop attacked in sectarian violence in Kattankudy Kattankudy Police inspecting the site

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  1. pls send violencee at kattankudy srilanka

    பின்னூட்டம் by Rizan — திசெம்பர் 11, 2006 @ 3:13 முப | மறுமொழி


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