And their “mutawa” carry prayer beads, too

There’s an interesting article in The Economist on morality police in Sri Lanka who are cracking down on immodestly dressed women, unmarried couples who smooch in public, and so on.

The unexpected twist is that they’re enforcing the Dharma, not Sharia. According to the article, these actions–which are arguably unconstitutional–meet widespread popular approval.

Sri Lanka’s moral policing: Rajapaksa’s big cover-up | The Economist