SLMC warns it is ready to go to court

HakeemThe Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) has warned that it is ready to go to court to challenge the electoral system if the proposals are gazetted in its current form.

SLMC leader and Government Minister Rauff Hakeem said that the SLMC and other minority and minor parties want more amendments to the proposals.

Cabinet had on Friday approved proposals to increase the number of seats in Parliament to 237 from the current 225 under the 20th Amendment to the constitution.

Hakeem however said that minority and minor parties in cabinet had also proposed that a twin ballot paper system be introduced where the voter can vote for his or her political party and the candidate separately.

The SLMC leader said the proposal had not been included in the 20th Amendment which was approved by cabinet on Friday.

He said that President Maithripala Sirisena had assured the minor and minority parties that their concerns will be discussed separately before the final document on electoral reforms is gazetted.

Hakeem however said that if the 20th Amendment to the constitution is submitted to Parliament before that discussion takes place then the SLMC will seek support to vote against it.

He said that 20th Amendment to the constitution cannot be formulated to meet the needs of the two main political parties in parliament, namely the UNP and SLFP.

The Minister also noted that the UNP has objected to the number of seats proposed to be included in Parliament via the new electoral system. (Colombo Gazette)

11 COMMENTS

  1. Muslim Congress witness of their political actions past several years that their shown policy of Muslim base democracy against Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity of Sri lanka.
    Yours(MC) policy base on divided part of Sri lanka for Muslim religion base. That separatism we will never tolerated by majority Democracy of island.

    That is your point of bargaining separated land, own rule by Muslin sharia law. Now MC want electoral system in favors of enlarge your power to other part of island by voting of electoral bargaining.
    All theses demands are absolutely nonsense.

    We cannot accommodated your proposal and by any right thinking citizens of Sri Lankan is totally rejected which is unfair and unjust.

    MC of Jihad’s Hakeem has to realized that your community enjoy more democratic and personal freedom than any Muslim countries in the world.

    I wish to outline democratic vision for behaviors of norms our institutions justice and fairness in Sri lanka.

    1) when we believed that democracy institutions and social practice are just or fair are you ready and willing to do take in those arrangements provided assurances you have to give reasonable assurances that MS will also do by your part.

    2) If MC with evidence intention that strive to do your part by fair agreements on Muslim tend to develop democracy and sovereignty with trust and confidence in majority people of Island.

    3) Due to MC anti-Sri lanka’s stand that majority people of Island more or complete lost success of cooperation and confidence by Muslim community;
    which has regain by give-up misdeed political agenda of MC.

    4) The same time is true as the basic democratic institution framework to secure our nation fundamental interest be more firmly by MC.

    MC is now back by Jihadist political agenda , whom seems to be working on externalism not suited Muslim People world wide vested interest and against interest of Majority democracy Sri lanka.

    Hakeem has to give-up of Jadish policy that undermined whole democracy foundation of Sri lanka

  2. No way to divided to three only one united and one Sri Lanka.
    HE Maithripala Sirisena not allowed to divided three or two one unity and one Sri Lanka. Remember all Sri Lankan guys.
    Who ever do criminals child abused and rapes cases kill on the spot as i seen one case on FB 6 years old child taken to jungle thru railway. I am very happy all villagers act before police arrived hit as instance
    What action taken by Police or government.

    Send me post what action taken
    NP

  3. Truman and Jinnah are his gods of reality.
    public display of religion and its fanaticism creates poachers and pirates.
    Should the judiciary listen to their gripe or encourage a just prosperous society.

  4. One MP for one seat is the most suitable. 22 million people do not need 255 MPs. This man had his mouth shut under MR. Now we see that free speech is available to all.However it should not be misused. Minorities should think in terms of the nation and not as a minority.They have to be a part of the country and not a distinct ethnic group.That will lead to future separatist intentions.Looking at what is happening in the middle east with the Islamic Caliphate, we need to work differently to prevent something of that sort engulfing us!

  5. One MP for one seat is the most suitable. 22 million people do not need 255 MPs. This man had his mouth shut under MR. Now we see that free speech is available to all.However it should not be misused. Minorities should think in terms of the nation and not as a minority.They have to be a part of the country and not a distinct ethnic group.That will lead to future separatist intentions.Looking at what is happening in the middle east with the Islamic Caliphate, we need to work differently to prevent something of that sort engulfung us!

  6. Although it is without merit, the fact that SLMC can go to court is a testimony to the much-improved state of our judiciary without the threats to judges and lawyers that existed previously.

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