Activists protest against murder of Buddhist monk at Mumbai

Buddha Bhoomi foundation activists protested against the murder of Buddhist monk in Bandarban, near Gateway of India in Mumbai on Monday.

Buddhist protestBuddhist monks pose with placards during a silent protest in Mumbai on May 23, 2016, against the murder of an elderly Buddhist monk earlier in the month in Bangladesh. Pic/AFP

An elderly Buddhist monk was found hacked to death earlier this month in Bangladesh, the latest in a spate of murders of religious minorities and secular activists in the Muslim-majority nation.

Buddhist protestBuddha Bhoomi foundation activists protest against Buddhist monk murdered in Bandarban, near Gate way of India in Mumbai. Pic/AFP

The 70-year old Mawng Shoi Wuu was found dead in the morning by a worker of the monastery that is located at Bandarban's Naikhyongchari Upazila. Police said that assailants slit his throat sometime during Friday night.

Buddhist protestIndian Buddhist monks pose with a placard in front of The Gateway of India monument in Mumbai on May 23, 2016, after a silent protest against the murder of an elderly Buddhist monk. Pic/AFP

Wuu was the chief of the monastery. His killing follows the murder of two prominent gay activists, a law student and a university professor in April.

In February, a Hindu priest was beheaded in northern Bangladesh.

More than 20 people have been killed by suspected Islamists in the last three years.

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