GNC amends constitutional declaration

GNC amends constitutional declaration

May 26, 2015 - 11:37
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Written By: AbdullahBenIbrahim

The GNC has amended the first article of the constitutional declaration to read as follows:

"Libya is a Muslim state wherein the people are the source of powers. The city of Tripoli shall be the capital of the state. Islam is the religion of the state and the Islamic law (Shari'a) is the source of legislation. Any legislation or act contradicts the Shari'a shall be invalid. The state shall guarantee for non Muslims the freedom of practicing their religious rituals."

The article was reading as follows:

"Libya is an independent democratic state wherein the people are the source of powers. The city of Tripoli shall be the capital of the state. Islam is the religion of the state and the principal source of legislation is Islamic law (Shari'a). The state shall guarantee for non-Muslims the freedom of practicing religious rituals. Arabic is its official language. The state shall guarantee the cultural rights for all components of the Libyan society and its languages shall be deemed national ones."

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