OP the Russian Federation will appeal to the Prosecutor because of the failure to return the mosques to the Muslims

© RIA Novosti / Igor Megaliterature in photobanks DiskinOP the Russian Federation will appeal to the Prosecutor because of the failure to return the mosques to the Muslims© RIA Novosti / Igor Megaliterature the image Bank

The civic chamber will appeal to the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation with the statement on violation of the legislation in several regions where Muslim communities, local authorities refused to transfer the building of mosques, said Monday the head of Commission OP of the Russian Federation on harmonization of interethnic and interfaith relations, Iosif Diskin.

«The situation in mosques is a disgrace. I would like to prepare a statement of the Public chamber of the violation of the law on restitution — so that we appealed to the attorney General on this issue. Absolutely unacceptable situation, and here the voice of the Chamber must be heard in full growth. I think that colleagues will support me,» said Diskin at the round table in the OP.

During the discussion, the Chairman of the Spiritual Assembly of Russian Muslims mufti of Moscow and the Public chamber member Albir Krganov said that in violation of the Federal law No. 327 («On the transfer to religious organizations property of religious significance owned by the state or municipal ownership») a number of former mosques are not transmitted to Muslim communities. In the example Krganov has led, in particular, the situation in Rostov-on-don, Ulyanovsk and Stavropol.

«In Rostov until 1963 worked as a mosque, then it was turned into a soldiers’ club, but recently this mosque over 26 million rubles, the city administration has sold. For 50 years a religious organization is asking its (former mosque — ed.) to return, but what she said? «Are you for their money the House of culture to the military part of the repair, we then give the mosque». And the mosque in front of all citizens just sold,» — said Krganov.

According to him, also «strange situation» has developed in the Ulyanovsk, where the historic mosque, built 120 years ago, «was sold to some entity». After that, representatives of this structure, was announced by the mufti, is already out on Muslims and said they are ready «for 70 million rubles this mosque to sell.»

«In Stavropol, in the center, we have a mosque worth — it, too, was given to a cultural organization… Well, solve the issue and help believers. Because the restitution law has been passed — we would return (of the building — ed.) are right to treat this», — said Krganov.

In his opinion, in some cases we can talk about the «incompetence of regional officials, which sometimes leads to big problems».