United Ulama Council of South Africa
Re :Amendments to PEPUDA Bill
The State has issued a paper for public comment entitled: “The Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Amendment Bill (PEPUDA) which will have far reaching consequences and implications for Muslims in particular and on all religious communities in general.
The Bill will allow the state to prescribe what may or what may not be said; published or propagated; it will allow the State to decide what we may or may not do as an expression of our beliefs and religious values.
We appeal to your Masjid Committee/Organization to object to the proposed amendments by using the attached template. The closing date for submissions is the 30 June 2021.
We trust that you appreciate the importance of adopting a united front in the defense of Islam.