Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 15 /Trend, M.Aliyev/
Problems of most religious organizations, which could not pass state registration in Azerbaijan, are linked only with documents, chairperson of the Azerbaijani parliamentary committee on human rights
Rabiyat Aslanova told Trend.
"At a meeting with representatives of religious organizations that have not been registered, it became clear that the main reason for refusal of registration is incorrect paperwork for submission to the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations," said Aslanova.
Aslanova held a meeting with representatives of religious communities according to their appeals to the Parliament regarding refusal of registration. According to Aslanova, the representatives of religious organizations have recognized that incorrect paperwork is connected with poor knowledge of the law, the documents are also submitted late.
According to the amendments made to the Law on freedom of religion in 2009, the religious communities must be re-registered.
The number of religious communities registered by the Committee has reached 510. Of these, 493 are Muslim, nine - Christian, six - Jewish, one community - Krishna, one - Baha'i, and 17 - with non-Islamic bias.
The re-registration of religious communities in Azerbaijan began in November 2009. The first registration certificate was issued on Nov. 24 last year, Caucasian Muslims Office said.
"We live in a legal state, and since all are regulated by law, we decided at the meeting that these religious communities will prepare their documents in a proper order and submit them to the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations," said Aslanova.