RI Religion Minister Stresses No Prohibition on Veiling

Indonesian Minister of Religion, Fachrul Razi (photo: special)

Jakarta, MINA – Indonesian Minister of Religion, Fachrul Razi emphasized that the Ministry of Religion will not issue a ban on the veil for government officials. He argued there are no rules prohibiting the use of veils.

“Nothing, nothing. We don’t hold the rules. The rules don’t exist, but the prohibitions don’t exist either. So go ahead. From the religious aspect,” Fachrul said at the Presidential Palace Complex, Jakarta, Thursday, October 31.

According to him, the Ministry of Religion does not have the right to ban the use of the veil. He said that if the rules were true to be issued, then for security reasons.

“I never said to study. If someone issued a regulation regarding security, yes, go ahead. Surely it is not the Ministry that prohibits,” he said.

Previously, Fachrul Razi said he would consider the discourse to ban use of veil in government agencies. He admitted the discourse is still in the stage of study. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)