GNPF MUI, police to form joint technical team of 212 rally

The National Movement to Guard the Indonesian Council of Ulama's Fatwa (GNPF MUI) will team up with the National Police to discuss technical issues on the December 2 rally. The Advisor of GNPF said the joint team will determine the Qibla, dhikr stage position, podium, logistic and wudhu area. "The team will be placed in several points to guide participants of the rally," he said on Monday.

On Monday, GNPF MUI and the national police chief succeded in reaching settlement on the location of 212 rally. December 2 rally will be held at the National Monument (Monas) area. The mass will start to roll their prayer mat from 08:00 until 13:00.

National Police Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian (left), Chairman of the MUI KH Ma'ruf Amin (second at right), Advisor of the National Movement to Guard the MUI's Fatwa (GNPF MUI) Habib Rizieq (right) shake hands after a press conference on Monday (11/28).

They reached the agreement during a meeting in Indonesian Council of Ulama's (MUI office. Over the 212 rallies, clerics, scholars, and national leaders will lead dhikr, prayers and give advice to the masses. Rally participants will have Friday prayers at the venue led by Chairman of the MUI KH Ma'ruf Amin.

As the initiator and advisor of GNPF, Habib Rizieq promised 212 rally will be peaceful. The purpose of the rally is still the same with November 4 rally. They asked for equality before the law and imprisonment of Basuki Purnama Tjahaja as he was named suspect of religious blasphemy.

This article originally appeared in : GNPF MUI, police to form joint technical team of 212 rally | republika | Fuji Pratiwi/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda | 29 November 2016, 09:22 WIB

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