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Fijians urged to report racial and religious attacked with fear

November 18, 2018 3:20 am

Fijians are being urged to report incidence of violence including racial and religious attacks either on the social media, in their communities or on the streets without any fear.

The Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission chair, Ashwin Raj, is requesting the public to screen shot the posts on social media which can incite violence and encourage racial and religious hatred.

" This is a very very sensitive and a critical time – so we want to report these thinks very quickly to the police and the police will take very prompt action on it because we don’t want to delay things – particularly on the social media people are very quick to remove posts after they have done this because they know that people will be spreading this around anyway so they quickly exonerate themselves from all complicity."

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Raj says the Fijian Constitution guarantees everyone’s equal treatment and protection under the law including provisions to take action against those that incite violence on racial and religious grounds.

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