Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, Feb.3 / Trend corr A. Tinayev / Ombudsman of Kyrgyzstan Tursunbek Akun rigorously reacted to an advertisement posted in the local press displaying views of representative of the Spiritual Office of Muslims of Kyrgyzstan (SOMK) Yusur Loma about relations of married couples. Thus, the minister of religion makes sure that husband can beat his wife if she doesn't obey him and quarrels all the time. The mullah thinks that this act should be "regulated" anyway.
"Wife should be first convinced by words. If words don't help to, she should be convinced by force", Yusur said. This was enough for the ombudsman to release an official commentary to the newspaper article of the mullah.
"It can be regarded as a call to violence, especially to a physical violence in a family. In accordance with the Kyrgyz Constitution, no one can be subjected to any kind of discrimination, infringement of freedom and rights even by religious motives," the ombudsman, former dissident and so called "prisoner of conscience" by European human rights organizations during the tenure of ex-president of Kyrgyzstan Askar Akayev, said.
The ombudsman thinks that according to the Constitution of the secular country, ministers of religion shouldn't come up with discriminating calls regarding women and in this way to influence morals and manners of the Kyrgyz nation. "Prosecution offices should focus on antisocial calls and conduct surveillance over strong observation of laws of Kyrgyzstan," Akun said.
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