A Muslim obstetrician in Sri Lanka has been accused of sterilizing thousands of Buddhist women when he had them on the operating table to perform Caesarian sections. He has now been stopped from practicing, but it is not clear if he is being prosecuted.
Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:00||Sri Lanka, forced sterilisation? A Muslim doctor sterilised many Buddhist women.|
|00:05||These Sri Lankan women have been waiting patiently for hours. They’re here to|
|00:09||be examined. They may be victims of forced sterilisation by a doctor working at|
|00:15||the hospital. Kumari Jayasekera, mother of two says: “Dr. Shafi performed a|
|00:20||Caesarian section on me in 2011. Since then I have been unable to have another child.”|
|00:29||Each one of them had a Caesarian section performed by Dr. Shafi. A Muslim practitioner|
|00:36||who has now been stopped because he was accused by authorities of having secretly|
|00:40||sterilised 4,000 women who were all Buddhist. Mr. Abeywickrema from|
|00:45||Legal Action says: “Since this was done without consent, we consider this action|
|00:49||to be an attempted genocide of the Sinhalese people. This goes against the|
|00:53||United Nations Charter. —In Sri Lanka the Sinhalese people make up the|
|01:01||majority of the Buddhist population with 75% compared to the 10% Muslim|
|01:05||population. The country is regularly targeted by attacks by religious extremists.