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Source: citifmonline.com - The United Muslim Christian Forum has called on Muslim leaders in Ghana to resort to the courts in its attempt to seek religious freedom for students in schools.
The call comes on the heels of the peace march in Takoradi in the Western Region on Friday, organized by the Muslim Community there to protest what they say is discrimination against Muslims.
Ghana’s Constitution grants “freedom to practise any religion and to manifest such practice,” however,
There have been several appeals to people in Authority, including one to the late President John Evans Attah Mills and current Vice President, Kwesi Amissah Arthur, against such practices, but with no success.
Executive Director of the United Muslim Christian Forum, Alhaji Ahmed Nii Nortey believes “that Muslim themselves have been romanticising this issue for far too long,” adding, “I think it’s about time that the Muslim leadership and any Muslim took it upon himself to go to court and clearly seek an interpretation of the meaning of what the freedom of religion and worship mean.”
“If the Constitution of the Republic of Ghana, which is the supreme law is telling me that I can manifest my religion, then it means I have every right as a Muslim lady to wear my hijab, and nobody should cause any impediment in my way,” Alhaji Nortey added.
He cautioned that the raging matter when not solve in time can escalate because, “the absence of war doesn’t mean there is peace. There will not be peace when people feel slighted, discriminated against or insulted.”