According to the Police PRO Conta, Police in the Kanifing Municipality have averted “a serious confrontation” between the Muslims and Ahmadis of Tallinding on Saturday at the Tallinding cemetery.
The incident occurred when the Ahmadiyya muslim jaamat took a deceased Ahmadiyya man of Tallinding who died in his early 70s and was supposed to be buried at the Tallinding Muslim Cemetery whilst the Muslim youth of Tallinding blocked them from burying him.
The PRO further said that the Tallinding youth claimed that Ahmadis are non-Muslims and therefore cannot be allowed access to bury their dead ones in Muslim cemetery, which according to them is against Islamic principles,”
“The police, through dialogue, brokered a relative peace between them and the body was finally buried.”
He said the central police command invited all the stakeholders in the conflict – the Muslims and Ahmadis of Tallinding, the Supreme Islamic Council and the Police – to the Police Headquarters for a dialogue on Monday, 8 May 2017.
The dialogue was aimed at finding a lasting solution to the misunderstandings between the two religious sects.
According to the police PRO, the office of the Inspector General of Police urges the general public, especially the two religious sects in Tallinding, to maintain peace and be law-abiding at all time.
By A Correspondent