Indonesia. The Order to Demolish the Ahmadiyya Mosque in Sintang Forms a Bad Example of a Regional Head Not Obeying the Constitution

Chandra Iswinarno | Yosea Arga PramuditaFriday, January 14, 2022 | 21:05 WIBThe Order to Demolish the Ahmadiyya Mosque in Sintang and Form a Bad Example of a Regional Head Not Obeying the ConstitutionImparsial Deputy Director, Ghufron Mabruri. [Illustration: Ema / Suara.com]

Suara.com – Imparsial Director Gufron Mabruri assessed that the move by the Sintang Regent, Jarot Winarno , through the Sintang Regency Government , to issue a Warrant III regarding the demolition of the Mihtahul Huda Mosque belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim community is a bad example of a regional head who does not obey the constitution. That view was conveyed referring to the existing political aspects.

In this context, the Sintang Regency Government requested that the Ahmadiyya Jama’at dismantle the mosque within 14 days, to be precise on January 21, 2022. In fact, on September 3, 2021, the Miftahul Huda Mosque was damaged by an intolerant group there.

“I think the Sintang regent’s move to continue the demolition of the Ahmadiyah mosque in Sintang, from a political point of view, it can be said that the Sintang regent is a bad example for regional heads who do not obey the constitution,” said Gufron, who was present online at a press conference at the office. YLBHI, Friday (14/1/2022).

A number of Ahmadiyah residents in Harapan Jaya Hamlet, Balai Harapan Village, Temunak District, Sintang Regency, West Kalimantan after the mosque where they worshiped was sealed ahead of the 76th Indonesian Independence Day.  (Photo: doc. Indonesian Ahmadiyya Congregation (JAI)
A number of Ahmadiyah residents in Harapan Jaya Hamlet, Balai Harapan Village, Temunak District, Sintang Regency, West Kalimantan after the mosque where they worshiped was sealed ahead of the 76th Indonesian Independence Day. (Photo: doc. Indonesian Ahmadiyya Congregation (JAI)

Gufron stated that in his position as regional head, Jarot should not represent the wishes of one group. Although in reality, that group is the majority in the area.

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In this context, the constitution which guarantees the human rights of citizens without exception, should be used as a guide for regional heads. Included in the context of the policies made.

“In the context of this constitutional obligation, regional heads, including in the existing context regarding the right to freedom of religion and belief, have an obligation to guarantee and protect these rights without exception,” he explained.

If viewed from a political perspective, Gufron views the Sintang Regent’s move as a form of a political privilege of one group.close

In fact, if you refer to the data collected by the Advocacy Team for Freedom of Religion and Belief, there are still other places of worship that do not have permits.

“But that was allowed. The Ahmadiyah Mosque for administrative reasons, permits, even then its rights were discriminated against by policies made by the Regent,” said Gufron.

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Political models of favoring one group -in a broader context- are often intertwined with various political interests at the local level. Gufron said, in the context of the order to demolish the Miftahul Huda Mosque, it gave birth to policies that discriminated against minority groups.

source https://www.suara.com/news/2022/01/14/210524/perintah-pembongkaran-masjid-ahmadiyah-di-sintang-dan-bentuk-contoh-buruk-kepala-daerah-tidak-taat-konstitusi

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