Religion restrictions debated in Tajikistan

Local Muslims fear laws governing religion will monitor people's faith and suppress political opposition.

    Tajikistan has strict rules on how and where people can pray.
     
    The government says it is necessary to combat what it calls "extremism".
     
    But as Al Jazeera's Divya Gopalan reports, many feel the laws are an attempt to clamp down on political oppositon.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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