Population and Civil Registry Office discriminating against Ahmadis

Ahmadiyah at the Bottom of Govt List for e-KTP Registration

The Jakarta Globe:
Mataram. The West Nusa Tenggara government put dozens of Ahamdiyah Muslims at the bottom of its list to register for an electronic identity card, known as e-KTP.

Lalu Sajim Sastrawan, head of the province’s administration bureau, said on Tuesday that e-KTP registration was not prioritized for “troubled people.”

“It is not that they’re not going to get it, but they will be registered at the end of the program from August to September,” Sajim said.

West Lombok’s Ahmadis have accused the district’s Population and Civil Registry Office for discriminating against them by ignoring their repeated attempts to register for the e-KTP program.

More than 100 Ahmadis have lived in a run-down government Transito shelter in Mataram since 2006, when a mob of their fellow villagers who deemed them deviant drove them out of their homes with machetes and fire and destroyed their houses.
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