The Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission has received three complaints regarding the incident where a church pastor allegedly demolished a Hindu God’s idol in Lautoka.
Commission Director, Ashwin Raj says the complainants have expressed concern stating their religious sentiments have been hurt by this alleged act.
Raj says the complainants further stated that such acts can cause alarm and insecurity amongst some members of their faith.
He further says the Commission will be conducting an independent investigation and they have also written to the Criminal Investigations Department to look into the matter.
Raj adds they are urging religious leaders of different faiths and beliefs to foster respect and religious tolerance in Fiji which is multi-religious and multicultural.
He says the Fijian constitution promotes religious liberty as every person has the right to freedom of religion, conscience and belief.
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