About LGBT Decision, MK Should Seek Local Indonesian Wisdom: GNPF

JAKARTA (Jurnalislam.com) – Chairman of the National Movement of Fatwa Guards (GNPF) Ulama, Ustaz Bachtiar Nasir regretted the decision of the Constitutional Court on LGBT.

According to him, the Constitutional Court should seek the local wisdom of Indonesia before deciding to refuse the lawsuit related to the extension of rules about adultery, rape, and also obscenity.

“This is one of the issues we must strive for. But anyway, the issue of prostitution should pay attention to local wisdom and aspirations of the people, UBN told reporters in Monas, Sunday (17/12/2017).

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It will attempt to find a gap in a constitutional manner so that the Constitutional Court’s decision can be disallowed.

“Because of course this is not solely from secular law, indeed in Indonesia this until now there is no KHUP about adultery while secularism in this country jga so strong,” said UBN.

“So we think there are still efforts that we can do to make this decision we can change,” he added.

The Constitutional Court (MK) rejected the lawsuit related to the extension of rules about adultery, rape, and obscenity in court verdict in the Constitutional Court Building, Jakarta, last Thursday (14/12/2017). The lawsuit related to the adultry acts could be punished.

“The verdict rejected the request for all,” said Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court, Arief Hidayat, read out the verdict.

The Court is of the opinion that the petition made the Constitutional Court change the formulation of the offense in the article of the Criminal Code, even formulating new criminal offenses. Because the petition is changing the phrase in the rule.

This Constitutional Court’s decision to protest a number of parties including the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI). In his statement, Chairman of the Central MUI, KH Ma’ruf Amin asserted, the decision violates religious law.

According to him, if based on religious knowledge, kebo and LGBT gathering is categorized in the act of adultery that deserves to be punished.

Translator: Taznim