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    In a speech on Monday (22 November) at the International Conference Centre in Kampala, Uganda's President Idi Amin accused some religious leaders of trying to create divisions among Ugandans, and of being agents of the former Ugandan President Dr.

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    In a speech on Monday (22 November) at the International Conference Centre in Kampala, Uganda's President Idi Amin accused some religious leaders of trying to create divisions among Ugandans, and of being agents of the former Ugandan President Dr. Milton Obote.

    He said some of these divisive leaders were among the group released from detention when he took power from Dr. Obote in January.

    They had tried to stop Moslems celebrating Id El-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, because they said the Government had chosen the wrong day for the celebrations, and they had delayed the formation of the Supreme Moslem Council.

    A team of army officers would now work out details for the selection of district representatives to the council so that the Government could circumvent the 'campaign of some Moslem leaders who have started organising their own personal and political ends'.

    SYNOPSIS: In a speech to Religious leaders on Monday at the Kampala International Conference Centre, Uganda's Moslem President, General Idi Amin, spoke out against those who were creating divisions among Ugandans, and acting as agents of the former Ugandan President Dr. Milton Obote. General Amin released a number of Moslem leaders from detention when he took power from Dr. Obote in january. Some of those freed were now among the group who had tried, he said, to stop Moslems celebrating Id El-Fitr, marking the end of Ramadan, because they said the Government had chosen the wrong day for the celebrations.

    Id El-Fitr was celebrated in Uganda last Thursday, and the Government warned that it would take action against anyone attempting to celebrate it on Friday. general Amin also said that divisive Moslem leaders had also delayed the formation of the Moslem supreme Council, a body intended to bring together representatives of all Moslem groups as a means of promoting Moslem unity.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACCDZRKBLMR3SPIRDVWGNY0AKR
    Media URN:
    VLVACCDZRKBLMR3SPIRDVWGNY0AKR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
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