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The term “religious radicalism” is to be fixed in the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan

by January 29, 2018 Medical

It is proposed to prohibit public display of attributes of destructive religious movements in Kazakhstan. This was announced by Minister of Religious Affairs and Civil Society Nurlan Yermekbayev during the presentation of the bill On Amendments and Additions to Certain Legislative Acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Religious Activities and Religious Associations.

New concepts are being introduced: destructive religious movement and religious radicalism. Their introduction will make it possible to clearly define and assess destructive activities in religious affairs and counteract them. The project also provides for a ban on the use and public display of attributes and external signs of destructive religious movements. These signs are proposed to be fixed by a subordinate act by our joint order with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the National Security Committee. The main features are pre-determined. They will include a set of signs, external or in combination with ideological, organizational and ritual-ceremonial. Secondly, it proposes a ban on wearing garments that hinder identification in public places. It is proposed to include this amendment in paragraph 2 of Article 21 of the Law On the Prevention of Offenses. At the same time, the relevant jurisdiction on writing administrative reports will be fixed to internal affairs bodies in the Code on Administrative Offences. It is proposed that this regulation should apply to everyone, including our citizens, as well as foreigners and stateless persons. The exception is people with diplomatic immunity, � N. Yermekbayev said.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan