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Anti-Muslim riots

Sri Lanka blocks social media as Buddhist mobs attack mosques

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka shut down social messaging networks including Facebook on Wednesday to control violence targeted at the country‚Äôs minority Muslims, officials said, even after the imposition of emergency in the Buddhist-majority island. Buddhist mobs attacked mosques and businesses belonging to Muslims overnight, residents told Reuters on Wednesday, even after President Maithripala Sirisena imposed emergency for seven days to control the violence. Some Buddhist nationalists have also protested against the presence in…