Proscription of Muslim groups: Points to ponder
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Sri Lanka, April 8 -- One of the groups to be proscribed is ISIS, which promotes terrorism through its global terror network
The government has obtained the Attorney General's approval for the proscription of 11 Islamic organisations, some of which carry the Thowheed label associated with Wahhabism, an ideology that is accused of promoting extremism.
The proposed proscription raises, on the one hand, questions about the right to freedom of association, and, on the other, it is seen as a damning indictment on the Islamic leadership in Sri Lanka. It also raises another question: Why only Muslim groups? What about the Bodu Bala Sena, which also came under the strictures of the Presidential Commission that probed the Easter Sunday attacks?...
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