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A Buddhist's curse to Islamists' bigotry

[b]A Buddhist's curse to Islamists' bigotry[/b]

Asoka Weerasinghe reminds the Muslim world, the blasting of The Bamiyan Buddhas in the Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan, by the Islamic fundamentalists in 2001, that stood for 23 centuries.

State of emergency passed without vote in Parliament

[b]State of emergency passed without vote in Parliament [/b]

From our Colombo Correspondent

[b]Colombo, 15 February, (Asiantribune.com):[/b] The extension of emergency regulations that was imposed six months ago following the assassination of Foreign Minister Lakshaman Kadirgamar was passed in the Parliament on Tuesday without any vote.

The Members of the Tamil National Alliance were who

GOC's claims not reality: UNLF

By T.Siamchinthang – Asian Tribune

The recent claims by the GOC, 3 Corps, Lt Gen ZU Shah, of having effectively pushed out militants from the Parbung and Thanlon areas of Churachandpur, and from the entire stretch of the Churachandpur-Tipaimukh road in the course of ‘Operation Dragnet’ are an overstatement intended to hide the ground reality, the underground UNLF has stated.

The Kuki people

By PS Haokip - President, Kuki National Organisation

The Kukis are indigenous people of Zale’n-gam, meaning ‘Land of Freedom’.Zale’n-gam is a terminology used to refer to the contiguous ancestral land situated in present-day Northeast India, Northwest Burma and the Chittagong hill tracts in Bangladesh. Broadly defined, in India this includes areas in Assam, Tripura, Nagaland and Manipur; in Burma predominantly the Sagaing Division, and in Bangladesh the Chittagong hill tracts. Prior to the advent of the British colonialists, the Kukis were an independent people in their undivided domain.

A Buddhist's curse to Islamists' bigotry

Asoka Weerasinghe reminds the Muslim world, the blasting of The Bamiyan Buddhas in the Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan, by the Islamic fundamentalists in 2001, that stood for 23 centuries. He poses a pertinent question, "I wish the Muslims who are furious over these cartoons and rampaging blazing the Danish Embassies had the same sensitivity when the Talibanis blasted to smithereens the Bamiyan Buddhas that stood for twenty-three centuries in the Bamiyan valley, which hurt me to my core as a Buddhist."Post your comments

BSF yet to return 8 Bangladeshis

By T Siamchinthang – Asian Tribune

The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) has not returned the eight Bangladeshi nationals, who were picked up from the hilly borders of Rema in Habiganj days ago. However, four others were returned to the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) on Sunday afternoon.

Large protests call for Thai prime minister's resignation

Thousands of people rallied in the Thai capital of Bangkok last Saturday demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Chanting "Thaksin, get out" and waving national flags, the protesters marched to the Royal Plaza, defying a government ban on rallies in the area. Around 20,000 people took part, including professionals and businessmen as well as students and workers opposed to privatization.


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