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Another Lankan monk attacked in Tamil Nadu

A Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka was assaulted by three unidentified persons on board the Tamil Nadu Express, just as it arrived at Chennai Central Railway Station on Monday.

This is the second such attack in three days, the first being on a monk at the Big Temple in Thanjavur on Saturday. The government railway police (GRP) have intensified checks on all trains and tightened security in stations across the State to prevent similar incidents from recurring.

According to police, 19 tourists from Sri Lanka had left for Bodh Gaya on March 3 and were returning to Chennai on Monday. Among them, was W.M.K. Bhandara (33), a monk from Kandy. They were in the S-6 compartment. The train chugged into platform six of the station at around 7.15 a.m. “Just as it came in, three persons — one of whom was wearing a cap and sporting a beard — jumped into the coach and started attacking the monk clad in saffron robes,” said a vendor.

The other Sri Lankans in the compartment tried to stop the men and raised an alarm. GRP officers who were on another platform, rushed to their aid, but the men had fled by then.

The police said the attack on Mr. Bhandara had been quite brutal. “They slapped the monk, hurled abuse at him and hit him on the leg with a blunt object,” an officer said.

The monk sustained injuries on his left leg and the group lodged a complaint with the GRP in which they said they had been carrying Rs. 40,000 in cash, which they found missing after the assault.

“Mr. Bhandara said he did not need any medical treatment. However, he requested a police escort until he left the city. We took the group to the Mahabodhi Society in Egmore,” said a police officer.

One attacker has already been identified, police said, and a hunt is on for him, the officer added.

The question worrying the police however is how the men found out that the monk was travelling on the train. “We checked CCTV footage and saw the men arriving on the platform. But we still don’t know how they had this information in advance,” a railway official said.

The railway police also said that the crew of a Tamil news channel was present on the platform when the attack took place. The police have taken the crew’s footage and are also questioning them. (The Hindu)

Another Lankan monk attacked in Tamil Nadu

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14 Responses to “Another Lankan monk attacked in Tamil Nadu”
  1. Azeez says:

    We don´t have right to make any violence against other religeos peoples.I deeply sorry for this monks.

  2. Amarasiri says:

    Of course, many of the attacks in India were inspired by the terrorist LTTE and thev emotions of the Tamils.

    However, this is what happens when people who claim to belong to a particular religion, distorts the religious teachings to their own ethnic or political advantage, begin to carry out criminal and hateful acts, in the name of their religion, the whole religion is being tarnished. They attacked the monks, not the Sri Lankans.

    Specific Examples:

    1. Al Qaeda: Arab Wahhabi Militancy and terrorism. Despised by all non-Wahhabi Muslims and even many so called Wahhabi Muslims. The Al Queda are the target of attacks by many.

    2. Budu Bala Sena: The picture that emerges in the world of Sinhala Buddhist Monks is that Budu Bala Sena. Unfortunately, the good and pious Sinhala Buddhist Monks cannot be distinguished from the militant and Terrorist Monks, and therefore ALL Sri Lankan Monks are suspect in India. All the Terrorists in Sri Lanka are Monks, but not TO All monks are Terrorists. The racism of the monks is appalling. Is that what Buddha teach?

    3. What is rather unfortunate is that Sr Lanka Buddhist Monks are being attacked in the Land of Lord Buddha. This shows the extend to which the Budu Bala Sena has corrupted Buddhism, just like Al Qaeda, to promote the convoluted ethno-religious hegemonic discrimination, contrary to the teachings of their religious leaders.

    4. It is the duty of those sane Buddhists to save Sri Lanka Buddhism from these deviant “Budu” ? Bala Sena, and Save Sinhala Buddhism and Sri Lanka from these deviants.

    5. However, currently Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka Sinhala Buddhism has a very very bad reputation,m and we all need to look ourselves in the mirror to solve the problem.

  3. Indra says:

    Why do the monks and the others go there knowing the hatred generated by TN political loonies and LTTE sympathizers? To add some funds to their economy???

  4. Omattage Perera says:

    GoSL must now issue a travel advisory declaring that Tamil Nadu is not a safe place to visit for Sri Lankan.

    Also, Sri Lanka must adapt a policy that we should not issue Visas for Indians born in Tamil Nadu state until Tamil Nadu authorities can apprehend the culprits and punish them according to the law, as a deterent.

  5. Niyamasinhalaya says:

    Please go again….and make heading for their news.

  6. Amarasiri says:

    “GoSL must now issue a travel advisory declaring that Tamil Nadu is not a safe place to visit for Sri Lankan.

    The American have been giving Travel Advisories to Americans after Atrocities in different parts of the world.

    Travel Advisories was not a solution to the core problem of continuous human rights violations and aggression by the American Administrations. Aggression and Human Rights violations are the core problems, and it will be the same story for Sri Lanka as well?

    Solve the core problem.

  7. Nihal Fernando says:

    Please, Please do NOT go to this toilet nadu. Those m.f. idiots are worse than barbarians to attack innocent Buddhist monks.

  8. Manjula says:

    Amarasiri,

    you have mixed up two unrelated things here. Bodu Bala Sena’s demand against Halal and Tamil Nadu violence from uneducated filthy “Hindu” Tamil tiger terrorists are not related to each other.

    Certainly you being a Muslim or Tamil has a hatred for Bodu Bala Sena and I can understand that. However, hiding behind a Non-muslim name is a sign of lack of self-confidence may be because you have a lot of things to hide. In that sense Bodu Bala Sena has a lot of courage than you since they speak openly and talk openly showing their true faces and names, compared to you who has no such courage.

    By the way, good try to link Bodu Bala Sena with Tamil Nadu, but sorry it failed with an egg on your face. Bad reputation was not earned by Sinhala Buddhists, but Tamil tiger terrorists and their supporters like you.

    Core problem in Sri Lanka is the hidden terrorist supporters like you. Sri Lanka has to get rid of such people in wholesale to solve the “core” problem.

  9. Manjula says:

    Indian Railway Police says that ,“a video footage is available but it may be difficult to trace them because the men were wearing caps,”

    Soon there will be people with “caps” on their heads attacking tamilnadu hindu priests and tourists in Sri Lanka and Police will not be able to trace the culprits because they were wearing “caps”.

  10. Amarasiri says:

    Manjula:

    “Indian Railway Police says that ,“a video footage is available but it may be difficult to trace them because the men were wearing caps,”

    Comments:

    1. Yes Excuses. Cant’t Identify? It is a Law and Order Issue.

    2. However, in the Other Attack on the Hindu Temple, they have arrested 8 goons.

    3. In Sri Lanka, How Many Budu Bala Sena Goons who HAVE broken the Law has been arrested. NONE. Why?
    Sri Lanka is a Buddhist Country?

    Manjula:

    So a Buddhist can’t criticize the deviants. See Angulimala. Read the teachings of Buddha, not Mara.
    BBS is putting cow dung into pure Buddhist milk.

    Address the Issues and Principles. Not the messenger. Read Buddhas teachings.
    The goons who attacked the Buddhist Monk, who was NOT a Budu Bala Sena Deviant monk, was a pious Monk.

    The Budu Bala Sena monks and their supporters are all goons. Just the same way the Tamil Nadu goons attacked the Monks, the BBS and their goons are the same. Both bring disrepute to Tamil Nadu and to Buddhisam.

    What about the Monk Budda-Rakkita who shot Prime Minister SWRD Bandaranaike. Was he a Sinhala Buddhist? Did the Sinhala Buddhists follow him and shoot all the politicians?

  11. Insula says:

    ‘Soon there will be people with “caps” on their heads attacking tamilnadu hindu priests and tourists in Sri Lanka and Police will not be able to trace the culprits because they were wearing “caps”

    To be fair to Indians of Tamil Nadu,there were some by standers who tried to prevent the Monks being attacked at Both locations.

    However, in Sri Lanka the Behavior of the Police is very shameful on many occasions on BBS thuggery, and Sri Lanka s a Buddhist Country?

  12. metro says:

    when justice vanish in Sri Lanka , see their followers are getting punishment by others.

  13. Nihal Fernando says:

    metro,

    So, you are trying to justify the attack on innocent Buddhist monks by gang bang Toilet Nadu rowdy rat worshippers?

  14. Manjula says:

    Amarasiri aka Insula,

    Quote “1. Yes Excuses. Cant’t Identify? It is a Law and Order Issue.”

    No it is a “lack of” law and order issue. It is a lack of willingness to act issue.

    Quote “What about the Monk Budda-Rakkita who shot Prime Minister SWRD Bandaranaike. Was he a Sinhala Buddhist? Did the Sinhala Buddhists follow him and shoot all the politicians?”

    That Buddha-rakkitha turned out to be a layperson camouflaged as a buddhist monk. Even if he was a real monk (is there anything called a real monk? Is anybody covers his body with a piece of yellow cloth a monk?) Buddhists are not following “any monk”. For your information, since you are an anti-Buddhist mith-believer, Buddhists follow Lord Buddha, not any “budda-rakkitha”.

    Do you want me to elaborate on Hindu priests who pray on young girls? Do you want me to elaborate of Mohamed being an under-aged child molester? and Catholic and Christian priests sexually abuse young children in their care? What is your point in trying to tarnish Buddhism because of one or two idiots? What has that got to do with Tamil Nadu fools? Why do you try to hijack the topic in the forum to unrelated things? What is your hidden agenda?

    How many times have you accused extremist, chauvinistic, racist Muslim or Hindu organisations before you started to attack Bodu Bala Sena that came to existence only as a result of muslim extremism? Take the muslim extremism off the country, then Buddhist extremists like Bodu Bala Sena will diminish. Take the “cause” off to get rid of the “effect”, if you have the brains to understand what I say.

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