Thursday, January 11, 2018

Indonesia: House of Representative no-show at hearing on Ahmadiyah constitutional petition


The Wednesday, January 10th agenda was to listen to the statements of the House and related parties for the judicial review of the religious blasphemy law.

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | Int'l Desk
Source/Credit: Legal ERA Indonesia
By News Watch | January 10, 2018

Jakarta / Lei - The House of Representatives (DPR) again did not attend the judicial review session of the Constitutional Court (MK) related to the examination of Article 1, Article 2 and Article 3 of the Defamation Law filed by Ahmadiyah Community.

"Well, the House of Representatives did not attend; there was a letter in conjunction with the internal meeting because it was just starting the trial at the beginning of this year," said Chairman of the Constitutional Court Justice Arief Hidayat at the Constitutional Court Building Jakarta on Wednesday.

The Wednesday, January 10th agenda was to listen to the statements of the House and related parties for the judicial review of the religious blasphemy law.



The application registered under the 56 / PUU-XV / 2017 case number was filed by an Indonesian citizen active in the Ahmadiyya Community, who postulates the norm being tested, making it difficult for them to worship.

In addition, the petitioners called their constitutional rights violated by the enactment of Article 1, Article 2, and Article 3 of the Defamation Law.

According to the applicants, the Joint Decree of the Minister of Religious Affairs, the Attorney General, and the Minister of Home Affairs on the Commemoration and Order of the Members, Members, and Members of the Ahmadiyah Jemaat Ahmadiyah Indonesia (JAI) and Citizens (SKB 3 Ministers) disadvantage the applicants.

The Minister stipulates that the Ahmadiyah is a cult.

The applicants subsequently requested that Article 1, Article 2 and Article 3 of the Defamation Law be declared constitutionally in contravention with the 1945 Constitution, in particular Article 28C paragraph (2), Article 28D paragraph (1), Article 28E paragraph (1) and (2), Article 28I Paragraph (2), Article 28G Paragraph (1), Article 29 Paragraph (2) of the 1945 Constitution and has no binding legal force as long as interpreted against the citizens of the Ahmadiyah community who only worship in their place of worship internal and not in public.


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