The Muslim community to protest the Pristina Municipal Government Destroy Mosque
Muslim Community of Kosovo (BIK) to protest government actions that destroyed the city of Pristina, one of the mosques illegally built mosques that have not been completed because of not having permission.
The move by the Muslim community is considered reckless because of rules relating to the matter has not been made.
Director of Building Inspection Kosovo government, Muhamet Gashi, recognizes the central government has not decided rules relating to the handling of illegal buildings and illegal. Although even there, the mosque has not been a priority.
"To be sure, the city government invited the repair process Pristina mosques but not with the construction of new mosques," he said as quoted balkaninsight.com, Thursday (12 / 1).
Meanwhile, BIK stated this issue should receive attention from the city. BIK then criticized the city government which is considered failed to find a solution to finding the right location for the construction of mosques.
"Our situation is so different from what is experienced by Catholics. They were given a strategic location for the construction of a new Cathedral, which opened last year," the Muslim community protest.
Gashi actually denied the city government did not act justly. He said the city government has issued licenses to BIK to build a magnificent mosque in the center of downtown, near the University of Pristina. But BIK has been rejected. "This issue has been completed. We did not have other strategic locations," said Gashi.
Director of the Human Rights Council, Behxhet Shala, said the reason the government does not deal with Kosovo's illegal mosques can be interpreted as an attack on religious freedom."The building of the Orthodox church destroyed in the mid-1990s were not destroyed. It is clear that the church was a building illegally. Of course this is a reference for BIK and other religious groups to emulate," he said.
BIK head Pristina, Sejdiu Bahri, admitted most of the mosques in the city center does not have a building permit. But he blames the city for negligence does.