» 08/03/2011, 00.00
Mandatory veil and fasting as Indonesia is ‘Islamised’ during Ramadan
Pamekasan District chief imposes jilbab on female public servants. Restaurants are closed during the day for a whole month. Nightclubs shut down as Muslim fundamentalists go after those who break the rules. On Sumatra Island, civil servants are fired if they break the fast.
Hindu women celebrate festival, sing and dance for secular state
The festival of Teej, which includes fasting, fell on the same day Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan. The two festivities provide an opportunity to demand a truly secular state in which all religions are respected. Participants also call for an end to political games that have blocked a new constitution so far.
Holy See and Islam defend children's rights
Message for the end of Ramadan.
Ramadan 2004: our best wishes to the Islamic world
Christian man decapitated in new violence in Indonesia's Poso
Two Christians Killed in Sulawesi
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