Govt Fails Promote Freedom of Religion: ICRP

The ICRP brought the recommendation before Vice President Boediono today.

VIVAnews – The Indonesian Conference on Religion and Peace (ICRP) pointed out that the Indonesian government has turned out poorly in promoting, protecting and fulfilling the rights to religious freedom of religion embracing faith.

The ICRP brought the recommendation before Vice President Boediono on Tuesday, Feb 9. “We are coming to address [the vice president] about religion-based acts of violence,” said ICRP Chairperson Siti Musdah Mulia.

The ICRP called on the government to be firmer in taking action against the culprits of religion-based acts of violence. “We urged the government to take firm action against the perpetrators of religion-based acts of violence. This is a constitutional state,” said Siti Musdah.

Meanwhile, ICRP Secretary General Romo Johannes Hariyanto said that 20 cases of violations against freedom of religion were committed in January 2010.

West Java Province, according to the ICRP data, tops the list of the violation cases.

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