Think tank urges Kyrgyzstan to use the holy month of Ramadan to bring stability to country’s southern region
The following article is reprinted with permission from news agency 24.kg, Bishkek.
Esen Usubaliyev: Authorities of Kyrgyzstan and clergy have to use holy month of Ramadan to stabilize the situation in the south of the republic
By Darya Podolskaya
July 18, 2010 08:38
“Authorities of Kyrgyzstan and clergy have to use the holy month of Ramadan for Muslims to stabilize the situation in the south of the republic,” the head of Reasonable Decisions analytical center Esen Usubaliyev told 24.kg news agency.
He said that definite forces would like to involve Islamic military grouping in the ethnic conflict in the south and supposedly they will try to do it.
“But I would like to believe that Ramadan will serve as reconciliation stimulus. Elders and representatives of Muslim confessions have to conduct an outreach among the population and especially youth explaining the essence of Ramadan,” Esen Usubaliyev noted.