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Necessary measures being taken in Kazakhstan in the religion – the expert

02 February, 11:30 258
Necessary measures being taken in Kazakhstan in the religion – the expert

According to Aidar Abuov, the new bill is an effective response of the country to urgent time requests.  

The bill "On Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Religious Activities and Religious Associations", presented in the Majilis, is an effective response of the state to urgent time requests. This opinion was shared by Aidar Abuov, a director of the "International Center for Cultures and Religions" of the Committee for Religious Affairs of the Ministry of Religious and Civil Society Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, to the correspondent of Bnews.kz.

“Necessary constructive measures in the sphere of religion are being taken in our country, which are the base for strengthening secular principles of the Kazakhstan’s statehood, security and well-being of its multi-ethnic and multi-confessional people. In this context, the bill “On Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Religious Activities and Religious Associations” in an effective response of the state to urgent time requests aimed at the regulation of the religious sphere, the improvement of state and confessional policy, the concretization of rights and obligations of subjects of the religious activity, the prevention of dissemination of ideas of religious extremism and destructive religious activity in Kazakhstan,” director of RSI “International center of cultures and religions” of the Committee for Religious Affairs of the Ministry of Religious and Civil Society Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan,” Aidar Abuov said.

According to the expert, the protection and preservation of the equal rights of citizens regardless of their attitude to religion, the regulation of the participation of minors in religious activities, ensuring the regulation of the dissemination of the dogma through the media, legal regulation of receiving spiritual (religious) education abroad are of great importance for the implementation of state policy in the religious sphere at the legislative level.

"Also, the norms of the bill in terms of wearing in public places of clothing that impede the recognition of faces, ordering the conduct of religious rites and ceremonies on the conclusion or termination of marriage, ensuring the transparency of financial activities of religious associations, and others are undoubtedly important for the population of the country."

In conclusion, Abouov stressed that most of the norms set forth in the draft law were proposed by analysts and experts of state bodies, public organizations and religious associations that worked on the document under the auspices of its main developer, the Ministry for Religious and Civil Society Affairs.

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