Bandung, W Java (ANTARA News) - The Ansor Youth Movement (GP Ansor) reaffirmed support for Government Regulation in Lieu of Law (Perppu) No. 2 of 2017 on mass organizations and the government decision to dissolve Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) to protect the national integrity .

HTI has a mission in contrary to the national system of administration, secretary of GP Ansor Adung Abdulrahman said here on Saturday.

"GP Ansor supports the government decision to issue Perppu as we have long seen a number of mass organizations like HTI which has an agenda to establish a state different from what we already have. They have a mission like Islamic global imperium dreaming to reestablish a caliphate," Adung said when attending the ceremony of the installation of GP Ansor branch in Bandung.

It would be dangerous if HTI is allowed to continue their activities as they would not stop undermining the state stability, he said.

"It is not impossible that their activities would trigger conflict and civil war disrupting national development program," he said.

He dismissed suggestion that Perppu is against Islam, but whoever is anti Pancasila has to be dissolved as Ansor and Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) played a big role in establishing the nation based on Pancasila.

"We are not against the HTI dakwah, but they are different in their view of running a state. They are against the Unitary State of The Republic of Indonesia (NKRI). We never say HTI infidel. What makes us different from them is in nationhood. They have a mission to establish a caliphate system while we are set to defend a Pancasila state, which has created harmony and peace," he said.

The ceremony was attended by community leaders, politicians, and religious leaders and leaders of the central executive board of GP Ansor .

GP Ansor is a youth organization of Nahdlatul Ulama the countrys largest non political Islamic organization, which has also expressed strong support for Perppu and the dissolution of HTI.

The government announced dissolution of HTI last week after issuing the Perppu on mass organizations earlier this month.(*)

Editor: Heru Purwanto
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