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Religious scholars becoming victims of inhumane acts is a threat to the nation- CJ
Chief Justice Ahmed Faiz Hussain has condemned the brutal killing of Dr Afrasheem Ali, Parliament member of the Raa Ungoofaaru region, in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
In a press statement issued yesterday, Chief Justice Faiz said that religious scholars becoming victims of such inhumane acts are a great threat to our nation.
Faiz said that it is saddening and worrisome that perpetrators of such level of brutality and viciousness exist in our society. He said that with these killers on the loose, the dignity of human life is lost and now children and religious scholars are becoming victims of their inhumane and cruel acts.
Faiz condemned the killing of MP and religious orator Dr Afrasheem in the strictest of terms and he called on all relevant authorities to do everything possible to bring those responsible to justice.
The Chief Justice said that the killing a person without due right is the same as killing an entire humanity.
Faiz noted that the late Dr. Afrashim distinguished himself in many ways, as a member of the Peoples’ Majlis, member of the Judiciary Service Commission and as a religious scholar. He noted the diligent efforts of Dr Afrasheem in fostering Islamic education in the Maldives.
Faiz said that the death of Dr. Afrasheem is a great loss to the whole nation which cannot be replaceable.
The Chief Justice also extended his deepest condolences to the bereaved family, at this time of grief.