Intolerance on the Rise in Bantul
The police and a group of people stopped the holding of an event to commemorate the death of Ki Ageng Mangir, a historical figure who opposed the Mataram Kingdom, in Mangir Lor hamlet, Mangir village, Bantul, Yogyakarta, on Tuesday, November 12.
They urged that this event being attended by tens of people be stopped because it was unauthorized. “The police asked us to cancel it because some residents objected,” said Utiek Suprapti, Chair of the Paguyuban Padma Buwana.
A day before the event, the Pajangan District Police Department summoned Utiek and informed her that some local residents had objections. However, Utiek still held this event in which there was a prayer that the...