Sheikh, an exchange student at the Santa Fe High School in Texas, was killed along with nine others after a heavily armed student opened fire on his classmates Friday.
Bodu Bala Sena leader Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara is a man whose words lead to action. When he threatens Muslims in a speech, mobs ransack Muslim neighbourhoods. And people die. Off the podium, the Buddhist monk remains the ultimate showman.
Violent attacks against Muslims have been on the rise since 2012. Hardline Sinhalese Buddhist groups are widely believed to be responsible and social media has also played a role.
Muslims have been in Sri Lanka for centuries, and for centuries they lived alongside the Sinhalese people in peace and harmony. But an ultra-nationalist ideology led by hardline Buddhists is now putting this relationship in peril.
The rape and murder of Asifa Bano contains within it the story of Kashmir's marginalised communities.
Police had been placed on alert in the central hill station town following unrest that saw a man killed and Muslim businesses set alight.
The Maldivian president declared a 15-day state of emergency earlier this month, curtailing the powers of the judiciary and the legislature.
The court's decision strengthens President Abdulla Yameen's majority in the 85-member legislature that will vote to extend the state of emergency for a month.
The Maldives has been in crisis since last week, when the Supreme Court quashed convictions ranging from corruption to terrorism against nine opposition figures, including former president Mohamed Nasheed.
Tensions gripped the island nation following the court's order to release and retrial of political prisoners, including exiled former President Mohammed Nasheed.
The move followed an order on Thursday by the country's Supreme Court to release nine political dissidents. It also restored the seats of 12 legislators who had been sacked for defecting from President Abdulla Yameen's party.
The surprise ruling clears the way for former president Mohamed Nasheed to return to his homeland and run for reelection against President Abdulla Yameen.
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