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The concept of “a destructive religious movement” to be included into Kazakhstan legislation

29 January, 17:43 166
The concept of “a destructive religious movement” to be included into Kazakhstan legislation

That will enable to clearly understand and give a legal assessment to a destructive activity in the sphere of religion.

It is planned to include the concepts - “a destructive religious movement” and “a religious radicalism” into the legislation of Kazakhstan. It was said in the Majilis during presenting a bill on issues of religious activity and religious associations by the minister of religious and civil society affairs of Kazakhstan, Nurlan Yermekbayev.

“The first of the proposed novelties of the bill is the introduction of new “concepts of a destructive religious movement” and “a religious radicalism”. Their introduction will enable to clearly understand and give a legal assessment to a destructive activity in the sphere of religion and fight against it,” minister of religious and civil society affairs of Kazakhstan Nurlan Yermekbayev said.  

According to the minister, the project also provides for a ban to use and publicly demonstrate the attributes and internal signs of destructive religious movements.

“These signs are to be included into a by-law act by our joint order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the NSC. The main signs are elaborated beforehand. They will include a complex of signs, both internal ones and in a complex with ideological, organizational and ritually-ceremonial ones,” Yermekbayev said.

At the same time, this project provides for a ban to wear items of dress that cover a face in public places.

“It is proposed to include such an amendment to the item of the Article 2 of the Law 21 on prevention of violations. At the same time, a relevant competence will be included to constitute administrative violations. It is proposed that this norm covers all, including both our citizens and foreigners, as well as stateless people, except for people with diplomatic immunity,” he said.

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