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India must protect Sri Lankan Muslims: Karunanidhi

Chennai

18-June-2014

DMK president M. Karunanidhi Wednesday urged the central and Tamil Nadu governments to protect Muslims who have been attacked by Buddhist radicals in Sri Lanka.

Karunandhi said in a statement: "At a time when Muslims are being attacked, the central and state governments should come forward with their views to protect them."

He said the US had condemned the attacks on Muslims in some parts of Sri Lanka. Other countries too had denounced the attacks.

At least three people were killed and over 100 injured when Buddhist radicals unleashed violence against Muslims in Sri Lanka, attacking homes and businesses besides mosques. - IANS