Philippines considering mandatory ID cards for Muslims

Guwahati/ 7th July’2017 (Prag News Desk): Police officials considering mandatory identification cards to thousands of Muslims living in Philippines on Friday.

If someone failed to show the issuing mandatory identification cards will receive collective punishment.

Police measure counter-terrorism after Islamist militants took over the city of Marawi on the island of Mindanao.

The meeting held between the police officials, military forces, political leaders along with Muslim religious and community leaders, source added.

Aaron Aquino, Chief Superintendent said ID cards will allow authorities to identify to weed out terrorist and undesirable individuals.

This will implement only in the town in the town of Paniqui.

The advocacy group said requiring ID cards to the authorities will a total failure for the Muslims.

Muslim with ID cards is directly violating the rights to equal protection of the law and freedom of movement, source added.

 

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