Video: Sri Lankan monk assaulted in Tiruchi
Posted on March 17th, 2013

(The Hindu)

A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk, Pathberiye Gnanaloka Thero, was assaulted by members of Tamil outfits at the Big Temple in Thanjavur, in Tiruchi, India on Saturday.

He was part of a team of students of the Institute of Archaeology of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), New Delhi, on a study tour.

Later in the day, vans transporting the students to the Tiruchi airport from Thanjavur were pelted with stones resulting in damage to windshields. However, the students escaped unhurt.

In Thanjavur, the students and staff, 19 in total, were going around the Sri Brihadeeswarar Temple when a group owing allegiance to the Naam Tamizhar Katchi and the Thamizh Desiya Podhuvudamai Katchi attacked Ven. Gnanaloka Thero, who stood out in the group in his saffron robe.

The students were taken to the ASI office near the temple, but the assailants surrounded the office and demanded that the monk be sent out. The incident sent shock waves among devotees and archakas who were witness to the attack.

Gnanaloka Thero was asked to change his clothes and sent to Tiruchi along with other students with police escort in vans. As the vehicles entered Tiruchi, two cabs transporting the students were targeted near Ariyamangalam and G Corner, where members of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and Naam Tamizhar Katchi attacked the vehicles with sticks and stones, police said. The front windshield of one of the vans and the rear one in the other were damaged. However, the students were escorted safely to the airport.

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9 Responses to “Video: Sri Lankan monk assaulted in Tiruchi”

  1. NeelaMahaYoda Says:

    All what these bloody Indians know is RACISM, GANG RAPE OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN, and NOW ASSAULTING THE INNOCENCE

  2. jay-ran Says:

    Human Rights groups,WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU ALL TERRORISTS???
    DOES THIS NOT VIOLATE THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF BUDDHIST PRIESTS>???
    CHANNEL 4 TERRORISTS, WHY DON’T YOU IDIOTS SHOW THIS TO THE WORLD???
    A day will come for Indian ILLETERATES TO PAY BACK-THATS -RETRIBUTION VERY SOON LIKE WHAT HAPPENED TO RAJIV GANDI!!!

  3. Nanda Says:

    Whether Buddhist monk or not 1 to 1 fight is humane even when 1 party carries a gun.
    These Tamils are cowards who have absolutely no metal or phisical strength to fight 1 to 1.

  4. ranjit Says:

    Their terrorists brothers Velupillai Prabakaran and his cold blooded murderers killed our most revered buddhist monks in cold blood during the Elam war and now they have started to harass innocent monks,women,men and children who goes to India to worship. What a dirty third class country is this? No one is safe there in that bloody country. Government does not have power to stop these thugs and that’s why their leader Rajiv was also killed by these same killers and thugs.

    Our Government must take stern action to prevent such incidents and safegurd our Sri Lankan citizens. We should not look other side and keep silent.We must teach these Indian Kallathonis a lesson. They dont have any respect for humans those Indian animals who gang rape innocent women,children in daylight. The worst country in Asia.One day they will have to face a similar terrorism like ours and that will not be far away. Hell with Indians.

  5. Lorenzo Says:

    Bloody Tamil racists attacking an innocent Buddhist monk.

    CURSE be upon Tamils. Let them be destroyed by calamities as in Sodom and Gomorrah.

    I pray that Kasippu Joseph who INSTIGATE violence suffer in worldy hell.

  6. Christie Says:

    All Sinhalese should boycott Indian goods. Indian shops and services. Get rid of the Sarees and Vettis the so called national dress.

  7. anaconda Says:

    Tamils are far behind in civilization and are not aware that rest of the world community enjoy a very advanced civilized way of life and both genders have equal status in society. Their inferiority complex prevents them of socilalizing with other communities and still live like frogs in a well breading and defecating in the same well. Tamils do not even have a sanitary way of day to day life as they all crap by the wayside openly and if you suddenly experince a horrible smell in an elevator or on the street, look back and it is a Tamil who just went past you. Tamils in Sri Lanka who were brought as coolies by British to clean their toilets should thank the Sri Lankans the Great Sinhalese for teaching and training them to use toilets for their crap business. But still there are Tamils from Sri Lanka living in Canada and other foreign countries, do not sit on the toilet seat when taking a shit, but step on it an sqaut.

    So do not blame Indians but blame Indian Tamils who are still evolving from animalistic forms and do not give your tourist dolars to them.

  8. A. Sooriarachi Says:

    The Tamilnadu police instructing the buddhist monk to change into civilian clothes is an indication that the Police could not maintain law and order in this failed state, because the Tamils could resort to extreme violence at a time they are being incited by their state leaders. If Jayalalitha and Karunanidi do not approve such uncivilsed violent acts, then by now they should have condemned this bunch of cowards ganging up on a single buddhist monk trained not to use violence even to defend oneself.

  9. Ben Silva Says:

    Only the racist Tamils who carried out this act should be blamed. There are many good Indians and Tamils who are decent. If we blame all, we play into the hands of racist Tamils.

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