Police in the Kanifing Municipality on Saturday, May 6th, resolved a situation which it called ‘was to be a serious confrontation’ between the Muslims and Ahmadis of Tallinding.
The confrontation was as a result of the burial rite of a deceased Ahmadiyaa man of Tallinding who died in his early 70s and was to be buried at the Tallinding Muslim Cemetery, but denied burial by the youth of Tallinding.
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.
Police Public Relations Officer Inspector Foday Conta said the Police through dialogue brokered a relative peace between them and the body was finally buried.
“On Monday 8th May 2017, The central Police command invites all the stakeholders in the conflict which includes the Muslims and Ahmadis of Tallinding, the Supreme Islamic Council and the Police to the Police Headquarters for a further dialogue to have a lasting solution to the misunderstandings between the two religious sets” he said in a statement issued over the weekend.
The Office of the Inspector General of Police urged the general public especially the two religious sets in Tallinding to maintain peace and be law abiding at all time and further warned the public desist from taking the law into their own hands.