Press Statement by the Muslim Civil Society Alliance
Posted on December 4th, 2021

Muslim Civil Society Alliance

The Muslim Civil Society Alliance (ACJU, MCSL, NSC, YMMA) is shocked and condemns the cold blooded murder of fellow Sri Lankan brother Mr Priyantha Diyawadana by a rabid mob, accusing him of blasphemy. He was a Sri Lankan expat worker and General Manager of a factory of the industrial engineering company Rajco Industries in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan. This is an extremely shameful and barbaric crime and should not be tolerated. Extra judicial vigilantism cannot be condoned at any cost by anyone, no matter which religion, ethnicity or nationality they belong to.

The Muslim Civil Society Alliance (MCSA) condemns this horrific killing, and appreciates the swift action by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Hon. Imran Khan and his administration in ordering the arrest of the perpetrators of this crime. We understand  that over 75 have been already arrested and an investigation report has been called for within 48 hours. We sincerely hope that Pakistan will set an example to the world that extremist vigilantes will face tough judicial action. We call upon Prime Minister Imran Khan to bring the perpetrators of this heinous crime to justice, and to compensate the family adequately for their loss.

We extend our deepest condolences to the family of brother Priyantha. May he attain the supreme bliss of Nirvana.

Hilmy Ahamed Vice President

One Response to “Press Statement by the Muslim Civil Society Alliance”

  1. Ratanapala Says:

    For a start it will be a gesture of goodwill, if the barbaric law of blasphemy is abolished. This type of law does not belong in the civilized world. It is incumbent on the Muslim Socienty to educate their followers appropriately. All those who participated in this barbaric act are acting out of extreme ignorance and not even properly understanding their own religion. They too are victims! They are victims of their ignorance borne out of wrong communal leadership and bad interpretations of religion.

    This is not the first time Sri Lankans have been attacked in Pakistan. This type of act does not bode well for either Pakistan or for Islam and gives it a bad image throughout the world as a religion that promotes terrorism. Terrorism should be condemned wherever it is spawned and destroyed wherever it is found!

    It is time the world unite and condemn religious intolerance

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