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Passion Islam I December 2008 LOCAL & NATIONAL NEWS I 11
Muslims welcome UK plans to
extend equality to cover religion
on the requirements - an issue that the MCB has for long
of treating all equally campaigned,” it said.
and fairly,” Bari said. Bari announced that the umbrella
Plans for a new group was ready to work with the
Equality Bill aimed government and all other agencies
to significantly “to make this long overdue change a
s t r e n g t h e n success.”
and streamline “This change in law will bring about
d i s c r i m i n a t i o n real difference in the lives of people
legislation were who, without this change, were left on
announced in the the margins and often excluded as to
Queen’s speech on their needs in the provision of goods,
Wednesday, outlining facilities and services,” he said.
the government’s Public bodies already have a
programme at duty to consider how their spending
the reopening of decisions, employment practices,
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB)
parliament. and service delivery can affect people
welcomed new government proposals
The MCB, Britain’s largest according to their race, disability, or
to extend equalities provision on
network of Muslim organisation, said gender.
services to cover religion.
it welcomed the decision to include But provisions under the new
“We are delighted that the
the extension of the positive duty on Equality Bill will replace this with
government has at last listened to the
public authorities for the provision what the government said was a
argument we have made for years,”
of goods, facilities and services on “new streamlined and strengthened
said MCB secretary general Abdul
grounds of religion. Equality Duty, which will be extended
“The proposal is a manifestation to cover sexual orientation, gender
“The proposal requires the support
of government’s recognition of reassignment, age, and religion or
of all fair minded people as it is based
disparity in current laws in this regard belief.”
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