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Jakarta Post

Indonesia conveys concerns over New Delhi riots

  • Apriza Pinandita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, February 29, 2020   /  07:36 am
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A member of the Campus Front of India is taken into police custody for protesting in the prohibited, high-security zone near the Karnataka governor's house, also known as the Raj Bhavan, in Bangalore on Feb. 27. The students were protesting in response to the unrest that has followed violent clashes in New Delhi between supporters and opponents of India's controversial citizenship law that have claimed the lives of 33 people over the past four days. (AFP/Manjunath Kiran)

The Indonesian government has conveyed its concerns over the recent deadly riots in New Delhi, as anger mounts in the predominantly Muslim country over what local Islamic groups say is anti-Muslim violence in India.  The Foreign Ministry said on Friday that it had called the Indian Ambassador in Jakarta to discuss the riots that have claimed dozens of lives.    “The government of Indonesia has complete confidence that the government of India will be able to manage the situation and ensure the harmonious relations among its religious communities. Moreover, both countries share similar characteristics, as pluralistic countries that uphold democratic values and tolerance,” the ministry said.  The statement came hours after the Religious Affairs Ministry uncharacteristically issued a statement condemning the sectarian “violence against Musl...