Buddhist monks have prepared a lawsuit against Myanmar`s interior minister, accusing police of using poisonous chemicals to break up a protest in 2012, the monks and a human rights organisation said on Monday.
Buddhist monks who suffered severe burns during a police crackdown on protesters campaigning against a Chinese copper mine two years ago have launched a lawsuit against Myanmar's home affairs minister.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid a visit to Sri Lanka's ancient capital Anuradhapura and offered prayers at the sacred Mahabodhi tree in a move aimed at projecting India's Buddhist links in the region.
Myanmar authorities have freed several students detained after a bloody protest, but others involved in the stand-off over a new education law will face charges including disrupting stability, which carries a two-year prison term.
Myanmar`s decision to revoke temporary identification cards for minorities is raising tensions among its 1.1 million Rohingya Muslims, who have effectively been disenfranchised just days after parliament approved a law affirming their right to vote in a referendum.
Pope Francis will meet with leaders of various religions when he visits the Philippines next month, pushing a message of tolerance in order to combat global religious conflicts, a church official said Monday.
Police have detained 15 people from Myanmar over a string of gruesome murders in a popular Malaysian tourist destination, and believe the killings are linked to ethnic unrest in their native country, reports said on Friday.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offered flowers and worshipped Monday at a historic Buddhist temple outside Colombo as he wrapped up his two-nation South Asian tour that also took him to Bangladesh.
Hundreds of Buddhists threatened to kill Muslims as they rode on motorcycles through Myanmar`s second-largest city of Mandalay on Friday, raising the prospect of further communal violence after two people died in unrest earlier in the week.
There has been increasing violence against Muslims in Sri Lanka since 2012, mirroring events in Myanmar, which has seen a surge of attacks by members of the majority Buddhist community against Muslims.