Minister Rauf Hakeem appeals to media to avoid unjustified emphasis on events that promote hatred towards the Muslim community

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Minister Rauf Hakeem has appealed to the professionals in mass media to avoid unjustified and needless emphasis on events that promote hatred towards the Muslim community. He has pointed out that the Muslims of Sri Lanka have to undertake a painful journey of introspection to discover how they have arrived at this critical point of peril.

Therefore the Minister has said that they can do so if they are allowed the space to undertake the task of self-discovery in an atmosphere of tolerance and empathy. He has pointed out that media has a crucial duty to perform when the government adopts measures to contain public anger provoked by political interests.

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