Rishad, ex-Muslim MPs petition Sri Lanka Supreme Court

Leader of Sri Lanka’s All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC-and former MP) Rishad Bathiudeen joined by several former MPs has filed a Fundamental Rights Petition in the Supreme Court on 14 May, citing country’s top health officials as respondents. ACMC Leader Bathiudeen is challenging the rules followed to dispose the bodies of suspected Muslim victims of COVID19, which he alleges is done contrary to the method practiced by followers of Islamic Faith.