E. Java Ansor and Banser urge government to disband violent organizations
The East Java chapter of
Nahdlatul Ulama (NU)’s youth wings GP Ansor and Banser urged the government to
suspend or even disband all mass organizations that often use violence.
“We urge government to disband mass organizations that often
use violence, including the Islam Defenders Front (FPI),” East Java Ansor’s
deputy chairman of the legal, human rights and manpower division Hendro Tri
Subiyantoro said Saturday in Surabaya as quoted by tempo.co.
The organization also urged the government to disband all
organizations that rejected the Unitary
State of the Republic of Indonesia
and did not acknowledge Pancasila as the state’s guiding principles.
Hendro said the East Java
branch of Ansor was ready to be at the frontline of efforts to disband such
“East Java Ansor and Banser will use peaceful methods. Even
if those organizations use violence to refuse, Ansor and Banser will not step
back. It is like what people say, ‘you get what you give’,” Hendro said.
To help prevent the development of violent organizations in East Java, he said he had asked all branches of Ansor and
Banser in the province to reject the establishment of organizations that
promote violence in their regions.
He also instructed the branches to protect their mosques and
musholla (small mosque) from Islamic
radical teachings. (iwa)