Cvetkovic informed of Bosniak minority rights violated
08. February 2010. | 09:26
Chairman of the Executive Board of the Bosniak Ethnic Council Esad Dzudzevic has informed Serbia's Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic that Bosniaks' basic human and ethnic minority rights, are being violated.
Chairman of the Executive Board of the Bosniak Ethnic Council Esad Dzudzevic has informed Serbia's Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic that a large number of citizens, members of the Bosniak ethnic minority, have approached the council, saying that their basic human and ethnic minority rights, which are guaranteed by the Constitution, law and international standards, are being violated.
In his letter to the prime minister, which was delivered to the media as well, Dzudzevic asks that he take appropriate steps so that the Bosniaks could enjoy their guaranteed rights.
Minister without Portfolio Sulejman Ugljanin is the president of the council.
Dzudzevic states that most complaints say that there is no Bosniak minority in the ethnic classification in Sandzak municipalities, adding that 136,087 people declared themselves as Bosniaks during the 2002 census in Serbia. Dzudzevic claims that the personal identification cards issued in those municipalities are printed using only the Serbian Cyrillic alphabet, even though the Bosniak language and the Latin alphabet are in official use as well.
Dzudzevic also states that travel documents have "Serbian" typed under citizenship, instead of "citizenship of the Republic of Serbia," adding that it violates the Constitution and the law on citizenship.