Sri Lanka investigates troops over 'humiliation' of Muslims

Sri Lanka investigates troops over 'humiliation' of Muslims

Channel NewsAsia - Asia·2021-06-20 22:00

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's military launched an investigation on Sunday (Jun 20) after social media posts showed soldiers forcing minority Muslims to kneel on the streets as a punishment for flouting COVID-19 lockdown rules.

Armed troops ordered Muslim civilians to raise their hands in the air while kneeling on a road in the town of Eravur, about 300km east of the commercial capital Colombo.

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