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ANS) – The World Evangelical Alliance and the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, in a joint statement to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights during its annual six-week session in Geneva , on April 13 expressed “deep concern” about the proposed anti-conversion law in Sri Lanka . Janet Epp Buckingham, UN spokesperson for the WEA, says: “It was important that we voice our concern for our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka in this way. The proposed legislation unfairly targets Sri Lanka ‘s religious minorities and is likely to fuel religious intolerance in the already vulnerable country.” The WEA says Sri Lanka’s population is 70 percent Buddhist, 15 percent Hindu, 7 percent Muslim and 7 percent Christian yet there have been over 160 incidents of religious violence and intimidation over the last two years, directed mainly at Christians, including church bombings, physical assaults, and desecrations.

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