Q10. What in your view should be the response of the Government regarding the activities and demands of groups like the Bodu Bala Sena? (Maximum of 750 characters)
Jail them under the prevention of terrorism provisions
Just implement law and order very strictly, a lot of things will fall into place. Independent judiciary and policeare a must.
imprison these disgusting people
Govt should not allow anyone to take law into their hands like some they are the unofficial police of thecountry, etc..
They should completely disassociate themselves from and publicly condemn the actions and emergence of such groups. They should illegalize hate speech and take into custody anyone (clergy or lay person) whobreaks the law. Due process should be followed and punishment meted out accordingly.
Government should not entertain any racist groups.
The government should crackdown on hate groups by introducing stronger legislation targeting theseextremists. It's not just enough to put a muzzle on them but they need to be put to sleep.
The Govt. (although this will never happen) should condemn the acts of BBS and call to abolish the group.There is no such ethnicity such as Sinhalese Buddhists and no one, not any minority group is harmingBuddhism in any way. This is a multicultural country and we should be united.
Simply the law must be enforced for everyone.
They should issue directives/statements condemning them and actually follow through by imprisoning them
The President, senior officials and government Ministers should publicly condemn and disassociatethemselves from the actions and views of the Bodu Bala Sena. They should support and expedite just legalresponses to violence and intimidation by such groups. Given the strength of the ruling coalition, it shouldleverage its political capital to marginalise such extremist groups and counter their divisive agenda.Promotion of tolerance between and within religious groups must be safeguarded legally and promoted bygovt policy.
Endorse and emphasize the fact that Sri Lanka is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious country. Be intolerant of extremist movements such as BBS. Improve inter-communal awareness through education from the primarylevels. Genuinely work towards national reconciliation without taking majoritarian lines. It is not wise to baseone's politics on majority lines since today's majority can be a minority in the long run.
The government should ban such groups and help spread activities and messages that support racial andreligious harmony
Ban them. Identify them as a Hate group, promoting racism and intolerance. Vasu has the right idea.
There's a clear hidden agenda behind all these activities. And it's so unfortunate to see that a democraticallyelected government has witnessing all this without taking proper actions.
Allow them to speak, but arrest everyone engaging in hate-speech, illegal raids, vigilantism, and any otherillegal activity.
Govt should deal with them according to the law. It is openly racist and fascistic and govt. should stopsupporting it by some politicians and govt. organizations (police, court etc.)
Promote and practice anti-racism, make sure anyone who disrupts this is made accountable. Ensure thatminorities are protected.
A categorical condemnation of their rhetoric and activities and the full use of the law of the land to deal withthem
To be logical and not irrational
When we see how thugs were deployed by the government to prevent legitimate protests against theimpeachment of the Chief Justice, and the fact that the police are watching while the Bodu Bala Sena attackprivate property (as seen in the video in this survey), we can only conclude that the government issupporting these groups. Ideally, the government should take stern legal action and even arrest members of these groups for the damage they have caused to private property. Given what has been happening in Sri