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Volume 54, 2018The 1st International Conference on Law, Governance and Social Justice (ICoL GaS 2018)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Gender, Minority and Human Right|
|Published online||14 November 2018|
Rethinking Cadar Banning in Indonesia’s Higher Education: Questioning Freedom of Religion and Positioning Fear of Radicalism
Sebelas Maret University, Surakarta, Indonesia
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Several universities in Indonesia began to impose a ban on wearing the cadar in the campus environment. Campus policy enacted banning the cadar with various arguments, including the ideological and security reasons. The campus environment is suspected by some people to be a nest of radicalism. Consequently, many things that associated with radicalism is experiencing controlling action as the process of prevention. Not only universities, but also some Islamic State colleges began to enact this policy. Moderate Islam to be one of the arguments of the policy enforcement. The blurb brings up a question of religious freedom will be on campus. This paper analyses the policy of cadar banning on campus in the perspective of religious freedom and law in Indonesia. Socio-political context is also important to analysed relations with this policy. Indonesia as a democratic State and the upholding of human rights, including rights in religion should review and be critical of the policy of banning the cadar. Pancasila and the spirit of diversity should be used as reference in fostering the harmony of the nation, including in the campus environment.
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