Tajikistan bans minors from entering mosques
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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 03, 2011, 22:19
  
Dushanbe: Tajikistan's authoritarian leader has approved a law barring minors from praying in mosques as his secular government seeks to minimize the rising influence of Islam in the Central Asian nation.

President Emomali Rakhmon signed the bill today despite vocal resistance from rights activists and the opposition Islamic Revival Party.

Dushanbe: Tajikistan's authoritarian leader has approved a law barring minors from praying in mosques as his secular government seeks to minimize the rising influence of Islam in the Central Asian nation.

President Emomali Rakhmon signed the bill today despite vocal resistance from rights activists and the opposition Islamic Revival Party.


First Published: Wednesday, August 03, 2011, 22:19


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