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* Sri Lankan Muslims protest fundamentalist Tamil Nadu Muslim leader's visit
Sat, Nov 7, 2015, 08:30 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 07, Colombo: Sri Lankan Muslims took to the streets in capital Colombo today to protest the visit of fundamentalist Tamil Nadu Muslim leader Moulvi P. Jainul Abideen, known as 'PJ'.

The protesters holding placards demanded the government to deny visa to the founder of the fundamentalist Tamil Nadu Thawheed Jamaath (TNTJ).

PJ has been invited by the Sri Lanka Thawheed Jamaat (SLTJ) for the release of the Sinhala translation of the Koran on Sunday at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo.

According to a report in New Indian Express, a powerful section of Lankan Muslims who fear PJs presence in the island will disturb intra-Muslim and inter-religious harmony, are putting pressure on the Sri Lankan government to cancel his visa, and the government is likely to deny entry to the fundamentalist Muslim leader. PJ was deported on the same grounds in 2005.

PJ is not liked by sections of Lankan Muslims because he is campaigning against certain popular practices which he considers un-Islamic. His opponents allege that the TNTJ and SLTJ have accepted crores of rupees from Saudi Arabia for spreading Wahabi Islam.

The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) issued a statement appealing to the SLTJ not to get down PJ in the interest of peace and communal harmony. Some went to court alleging that the Sinhala translation has grievous flaws and sought an injunction.

Express said it has learnt that the Defense Secretary has advised the immigration authorities to review his case in the light of the objections.

 


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