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Religious leaders, intellectuals condemn Swiss ban on minarets

Last Updated: Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 21:28

Mumbai: Religious scholars and intellectuals
here today condemned the Swiss government`s ban on minaret of
mosques and passed a resolution to approach the United Nations
and Amnesty International for reversal of the order.

A group of religious scholars belonging to different
faiths condemned the ban on minarets in Switzerland. The
scholars, many of them prominent Ulema, Hindu priests and
clergies of different faiths demanded that the ban on minarets
be lifted in order to protect and promote religious diversity
and multiculturalism.

President of Sahyog Cultural Society, Sami Bubere, who
also chaired the conference at Haj House in south Mumbai, said
that the minarets of the mosques are symbol of peace, but
unfortunately some anti-Islam forces have turned them into
symbols of fear.

He called the ban on the minarets as yet another instance
of Islamophobia which had gripped the West. The Swiss
Government has hurt the sentiments of peace-loving people who
have great faith in right to practise religion in Europe.


First Published: Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 21:28
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