May Allah SWT protect and save Muslims in India.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Advisory Council of the Indonesian Ulemas Council (MUI) was unequivocal in denouncing a barbaric attack on Muslims in India that killed tens of innocent people and caused serious damage to a mosque.

"We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the barbaric act of violence that reflects real extremism and gross violation of human rights," the council noted in a press statement signed by its chairman Prof. Dr Din Syamsudin on Monday.

The council urged the Indian government to take stern measures against those involved in the attack and protect Indian Muslims from cruelty in any form.

It also called upon the Indian government and parliament to cancel the law that discriminates against Muslims in India.

"We appeal to the Indonesian government to positively respond to (the issue) in accordance with the mandate of the Constitution to uphold the world's law and order, echo the aspirations of Indonesian Muslims over the cruelty against their fellow Muslims in India, and take stern measures in accordance with the international law through the UN," he remarked.

The council further appealed to Indonesian Muslims and Hindus to exercise self-restraint and not be easily incited by the incident by building tolerance for the sake of national harmony. "May Allah SWT protect and save Muslims in India," he added.


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