Round table dedicated to situation of Muslims of Crimea, was held September 8, in the office of Religious Administration of Muslims of Crimea, in Simferopol.
The event was attended by Mufti of Crimea Hajji Emirali Ablaev, Chairman of Council of Mufties of Russian Federation Ravil khazrat Gaynutdin, Deputy Premier of Crimean Ruslan Balbek, head of State Committee on Interethnic Relations and Issues of Formerly Deported Citizens Zaur Smirnov, Deputy Prosecutor of Crimea Vladimir Kuznetsov, Head of Department for the protection of public order in the Republic of Kazakhstan Valery Gritsay, Deputy Muftis of Crimea Aider Ismailov and Esadullah Bairov, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Muftis of Russia Damir Mukhitdinov, Adviser of the Presidential Plenipotentiary envoy in the Crimea Muhamadzhan Yuldashev, Federal Inspector of Presidential Office in Crimea Murad Mamutov.
Among the issues discussed at the round table were related to the functioning of madrassas (religious schools), their accreditation and certification, the Hajj (Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca), the issues of the Turkish religious officers in Crimea, as well as searches in Crimean madrassas and Muslim houses, often accompanied by gross violations of the rights of Muslims.
Crimean Mufti Emirali Ablaev thanked all the participants for discussion of actual issues and expressed the hope that the results of the discussion would be fruitful.
In turn Chairman of Council of Mufties of Russian Federation Ravil khazrat Gaynutdin emphasized that such meetings help in strengthening of peace and stability in the region and benefit the whole society and the Muslims in particular, as when discussing problematic aspects solutions are found.