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Govt instructs police to
hunt killers, calls on
Ahmadiyah to abide by decree

The government instructed on Sunday police to hunt killers in the Anti-Ahmadiyah violence, but it also called on Ahmadiyah to abide by the 2008 joint minister decree that banned the sect from spreading false Islamic teaching to the public.

The two points were among seven results of a meeting attended by Coordinating Minister for Politics, Legal and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto, National Police Chief Gen. Timur Pradopo, Attorney General Basrief Arief, Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali, and Home Minister Gamawan Fauzi.

The other outcomes were the government condemning the violence, the government calling on the people to avoid violence against Ahmadiyah and report any dispute to the faith supervisory coordinating team, religious affairs minister, home minister and attorney general evaluating basic problems in Ahmadiyah case, the need of early detection on potential violence, and a call for religious leaders and local leaders to create conducive atmosphere.

Three people were killed in the Anti-Ahmadiyah violence in Cikeusik, Banten on Sunday.

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