Jakarta, IDN Times – Some of the minority groups in Indonesia are still underestimated. In fact, they cannot be separated from being controversial in society. Like choosing a belief system that is still difficult to express in Indonesia. Moreover, for those who do not adhere to the six religions recognized in Indonesia such as Islam, Catholicism, Protestantism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism.
One of them is a member of Jemaah Ahmadiyah Indonesia (JAI). This sect is considered heretical because it has its own prophet named Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. Ahmadiyah was originally established in India on March 23, 1889. Then, this sect entered Indonesia around 1920.
Another belief that has become controversial in society is the Sunda Wiwitan. However, this belief has been recognized by the state. One of the state’s acknowledgments is the appearance of a column of believers on the identity card.
Another minority that is no less controversial is about the LGBT group. There is no state regulation that legalizes the practice of LGBT in Indonesia, but they have now got the right of residence. Here are some minority groups that will still be controversial in Indonesia during 2021.
1. Sealing up to the attack on the Ahmadiyya mosque
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The Ahmadiyya case is back in full swing in 2021. The Depok City Satpol PP sealed the Al Hidayah Mosque belonging to the Ahmadiyah congregation on Jalan Raya Muchtar, Sawangan Baru Village, Sawangan District.
Head of Depok City Satpol PP Regional Regulation Enforcement, Taufiqurrahman, said that the replacement of the seal board at the mosque belonging to the Ahmadiyah congregation was a follow-up to reports related to the damage to the seal board at the mosque located in Sawangan District. The sealing has been carried out based on the Joint Decree (SKB) of three ministers related to Ahmadiyah teachings.
“Replacing the seal is not a seal, because previously the sealing was carried out based on the Decree of the three Ministers related to Ahmadiyah,” said Taufiqurrahman, Friday, October 22, 2021.
In addition, the Ahmadiyah congregation in West Kalimantan was also attacked. The West Kalimantan Police have named 21 people as suspects in the destruction of the mosque and the building of the Ahmadiyah congregation in Balai Harapan Village, Temunak District, Sintang Regency. Of the 21 people, three of them are intellectual actors.
The Head of Public Relations of the West Kalimantan Police, Kombes Donny Charles Go, said 18 others were the executor who damaged the mosque.
“In total, all 21 suspects, details of three intellectual actors and 18 field actors,” said Donny when contacted, Thursday, September 9, 2021.
Donny explained that three intellectual actors would be charged with Article 160 of the Criminal Code, which regulates incitement to violence. Meanwhile, suspects other than intellectual actors are charged with Article 170 of the Criminal Code.
Article 170 regulates violence that is carried out together against people or goods, with a maximum penalty of 12 years in prison if it results in death.
It is known that the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has issued fatwa Number 11/Munas VII/MUI/15/2005, which states that Ahmadiyah is a deviant sect in Indonesia.
The fatwa was issued on July 28, 2005. One of the stipulations in the fatwa is that those who have already followed the Ahmadiyah sect are asked to immediately return to the teachings of Islam according to the Qur’an and Al Hadith.
In addition, the MUI fatwa also obliges the government to ban and freeze Ahmadiyah in Indonesia.