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Hard-line groups renew attack on Ahmadiyah

  • Nana Rukmana

    The Jakarta Post

Kuningan, West Java   /   Fri, July 30 2010   /  09:35 am

Three people were allegedly injured and houses damaged when clashes broke out between an angry mob and members of Islamic sect Jamaah Ahmadiyah in Kuningan regency, West Java, on Thursday.Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Djoko Suyanto slammed the incident and told people to stop resorting to violence.“The problem should be taken care of peacefully, not through violence,” he told Antara news agency.The incident drew immediate criticism, with National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) official Hesty Armiwulan saying it showed the country’s poor law enforcement. “The government should find a solution to this problem instead of siding with one group and violating the rights of minorities.”The clash erupted after 500 protesters from several hard-line Islamic groups pushed their way into the sect’s complex at Manis Lor village, located some 40 kilom...