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By Kornkritch Somjittranukit |
<div> <div>This year’s university initiation season has been inaugurated with the message that “touching someone else’s genitals can create love and unity.” Meanwhile, an anti-Islam monk has been disrobed for inciting violence against Muslims.</div> </div> <h2>Too much love at a Thai university</h2> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>The beginning of the university year in Thailand is marked by reports of physical, mental and sexual abuse against freshman students during initiation activities. </div></div>
<p>A radical Thai Buddhist monk known for his anti-Muslim rhetoric has been forcefully disrobed by the authorities after a brief detention.</p> <p>On 20 September 2017,the&nbsp;<u>Buddhism Protection Centre of Thailand</u> reported on its Facebook page that security officers on 19 September detained Venerable&nbsp;<a href="">Aphichat Promjan</a> at a temple in southern Songkhla Province and reportedly took him to the Crime Suppression Division of the Royal Thai Police in Bangkok for interrogation. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p>
<p>A radical Buddhist monk who proposed that the government burn a mosque for each Buddhist monk killed in the restive Deep South has temporarily shut down his Facebook account at the request of the Thai authorities after many campaigned against his ideas.</p>
<p dir="ltr">A Buddhist monk from a well-known temple has filed defamation charges against a newspaper columnist for mocking him on social media over his hair-style.</p> <p dir="ltr">According to <a href="">ASTV Manager</a>, Venerable Aphichat Promjan, the chief lecturer monk of Benjamabophit Temple, a Bangkok temple under royal patronage, on Tuesday, 4 August 2015, filed a complaint at Dusit Police Station concerning offences under the 2007 Computer Crime Act against Panthip Teeraneat, a columnist of Matichon Newspaper. &nbsp;</p>