Jayakumar, speech at the Third Reading of the Maintenance of Religious Harmony Bill 9 November 1990 , col. I always say that every person on this earth has the freedom to practice or not practice religion. But he has not divided mankind into different religions. A society, which has many religions should also have many prophets and sources of refuge. The founder of Pakistan, Mr.
This man wanted to see his servant healed. It is only when each citizen recognizes the dangers of disunity, would there be complete peace and harmony in the country. Samson Salamat also recommended that proper means should be formulated to monitor hate speech and all the individuals and groups involved in spreading hatred and violence should be held accountable indiscriminately. Many times people belonging to a particular religion are incited to create unnecessary disturbance in the state. Only in this way can we dissolve hatred and live in peace and security.
There can be more confusion than clarity. Since religions exist to benefit humankind, may all religions co-exist harmoniously in the light of true mutual-understanding!. It will promote in formulating professional ethical standards in the midst of ever changing technological world. The Minister may at any time revoke any restraining order. Sometimes, the grounds are quite flimsy or trivial. Sociologists have written extensively about the overlap of race and culture, of culture and religion.
Both these disputes were eventually settled out of court. This tradition of believing in one's own religion and having respect for others is in existence in Ladakh since your forefathers. Alongside of this, my mother, who is my first spiritual guide in my life, like any of us, taught me to read the Holy Bible. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, Ismaع — Listen: National consultations on eliminating prejudice against Arab and Muslim Australians 2003 pgs 3 and 45. Even so, amendments were made to the process of the decision to issue a restraining order.
While a small number subscribe to their abhorrent ideology, the overwhelming majority of Muslim Australians do not. The relationship with race is this: what counts as a culture frequently coincides with race. This was done as a response to the murder of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards. This includes the publication of seditious materials, the utterance of seditious words, and the importing of seditious material. They believe that there is no room for dialogue. On their part, traditional rulers are also requested to enlighten their subjects, encourage them to ask questions and seek clarifications before going out to vote.
Thirdly, several incidents had taken place suggesting that religious groups and leaders were entering the realm of politics. We must not let fear, hate and division prevail. Muslim scholars point out that the Quran does not restrict Paradise to Muslims. We must, therefore, deal with religious radicalism and intolerance not with brute force but with wisdom and the willingness to address the root causes of these problems. Except what that symbolizes is accomplished, all of us face a very dark and very dangerous future. The most important thing at the moment is to preserve and promote this tradition.
Any order made or extended is reviewable by the Minister every 12 months or less, with the date of the first review being not more than 12 months after the date the order was made or extended. Packer, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gave this introduction of Dr. According to him, the Council did not object to the Act but expressed a desire to learn more about it. One will notice that those truly interested in understanding others ask and listen more than they speak. I am very touched today to be in Bangladesh, because I consider this country as the country where I received from God a grace by placing in me His Light not only for my benefit but for the benefit of others as well and giving my spirit a new life.
And yet, there have been calls by some elected representatives for a ban of the burqa in the Federal parliament. However, in today's close and inter-connected world there are so many differences amongst various religions. Quran 2; 177 Islam, indeed, is beyond the East and the West because Jews, Christians, and Muslims share the belief in One God who created us all from a single soul and then scattered us like seeds into countless human beings. No one denies that Muslims are hurt and affected more than anyone else in relation to the several tragic events of late because the terrorists claimed an Islamic affiliation and justification—even though Islam never condones, let alone endorses, any act of terror. Strict action is taken against any person or group trying to disturb communal peace in the country. While these people largely live in harmony with each other, however, often the peace and harmony of the country is disrupted owing to various reasons. Pass on to the leaders of your Churches, to the leaders of your religions, to your people, to your communities, to your towns, to your villages, to your cities, to your countries our greetings and our blessings, and our love.
Jayakumar, speech during the Third Reading of the Maintenance of Religious Harmony Bill 9 November 1990 , col. I also wish to express my personal appreciation to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, who in spite of his busy schedule has accepted to be the keynote speaker at this important conference. Secondly, the prevention of judicial review by section 18 of the Act means that explanations in court which can be publicly accessible later cannot be extracted. People belonging to different religions, castes and creeds live together in the country. We must avoid doing anything that unnecessarily creates panic.