Candle Light Vigil for Revathi – photos

June 21st, 2007 by poobalan | View blog reactions Leave a reply »
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For those who are still blur, there was a call for a candle light vigil in support of Ms Revathi, on Tuesday at Dataran Merdeka. I have received some photos courtesy of Selian (selian.blogspot.com).

 
 
“The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism,
Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST)
are organizingÂ…..

CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL in solidarity with Revathi
Date    : Tuesday, 19th. June 2007
Time    : 8:00pm onwards
Venue   : Dataran Merdeka (under the flag)

As a Malaysian citizen who loves religious freedom in
this country are encouraged to participate in this
Candle Light Vigil. We are not asked to pay any money
for this vigil, just spend few hours or minutes to
show our support, and by this we show our unhappiness
to the government the way they push us to the corner
with the name or religion.
No matter what religion you belong to, if you are not
happy with the way the government is moving with the
name of religion, than you should joint with MCCBCHST
for the vigil.
But if you think you are happy with the way the
government is moving with the name of religion, than
just stay at home.
Think carefullyÂ…donÂ’t wait until it happens to us.
Move now.


Background about RevathiÂ…

Revathi was born to parents who had converted to Islam
before her birth. She went to the Syariah Court for an
order permitting her to leave Islam. Revathi says she
is a Hindu. She married her Hindu husband, Suresh,
under Hindu rites. They have one daughter, now aged
about 15 months. RevathiÂ’s marriage cannot be
registered, and the childÂ’s birth also remains
unregistered, because the State refuses to sanction
their union.

Revathi went to the Melaka Syariah High Court in its
civil jurisdiction for an order allowing her to leave
Islam. The Islamic court sent her to a detention camp
in a different State for “rehabilitation” for 100
days. That detention period has now been extended by
another 80 days in her absence. Her Hindu husband is
allowed very limited access to her. In the meanwhile,
her Muslim mother obtained a Syariah Court order
granting her custody of the 15 month old baby and
together with the police enforced that order on
Suresh’s Hindu family. The baby is now with the
grandmother, the mother is in detention and the father
is heartbroken.


ALL ARE WELCOME!
(Please bring your own candles, candle-holders and
banners; however the banners should not carry any
messages which are provocative or disrespectful.)

THANK YOU
Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism,
Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST)



IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED, PLEASE PASS THIS MESSAGE TO
YOUR FRIENDS, THEY MIGHT JOINT FOR THIS VIGIL TO SHOW
THEIR SUPPORT.
Thank you!”

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