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Sunday, November 13, 2005
(The Buddhist Channel) Buddhist youths today forced closure of shops in Leh market protesting what they alleged the marriage of a Buddhist girl with a Muslim after her forcible conversion.
Activists of the youth wing of the Ladakh Buddhist Association enforced the shutdown and pelted stones at several shops and offices asking authorities to facilitate quick return of the 20-year-old Buddhist girl.
Aside from the stone casting, these protests have been mostly peaceful, which is an amazing thing when one compares and contrasts the religious riots in France. Hopefully the authorities can resolve the issue, otherwise some of the protestors will take matters into their own hands.
(The Buddhist Channel) "So far, we have been carrying out peacedul protests but if no action is taken soon, the law and order situation will deteriorate," [Ladakh Buddhist Association] President R P Dorje said. [...]
Inter-religious marriages have been a source of tension in the past also. The Association has started an agitation against such wedlocks and later entered into an agreement with the Ladakh Muslim Association to prevent such happenings.
Editor's note: Does Islamic law permit the return of a bride in these circumstances? Hmm...
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