Ukrayna Devlet Başkanlığı Ofisi Başkan Yardımcısı İgor Jovkva, Zelenskiy’in hükümete sunduğu teklifin parlamentoda kabul edilmesi halinde, Ukrayna’da İslam dinine mensup olan çalışanların Ramazan ve Kurban bayramlarında resmi tatil yapma hakkına sahip olacaklarını açıkladı.
Ukrayna Devlet Başkanı Volodimir Zelenskiy, Kurban ve Ramazan bayramlarına resmi statü verilmesi konusunun görüşülmesine ilişkin kararnameyi dün imzalamıştı.
Zelenskiy, Yahudilerin Roş Aşana, Hanuka, Hamursuz ve Batı kiliselerinin Paskalya bayramlarının da “resmi dini bayram” ilan edilmesine yönelik yasal düzenlemenin parlamentoda görüşülmesi talimatı verdi.
Devlet Başkanlığı Basın Servisi’nden konuyla ilgili yapılan İngilizce yazılı açıklama şöyle:
According to the Constitution, Ukraine is a democratic and legal state that guarantees the observance of fundamental human rights. One of them is the right to freedom of thought and religion. Article 35 of the Constitution of Ukraine emphasizes that this right includes the freedom to practice any religion or not to practice any religion, to perform religious cults and ritual rites individually or collectively, and to conduct religious activities.
Ukraine has chosen European integration as the main vector of foreign policy. The countries of the European Union have a deep tradition of respect for religions and denominations. Their rights are enshrined in relevant legislation, and society respects everyone, regardless of their religious beliefs. There are a large number of religious communities in Ukraine that profess the philosophy of different religions of the world. However, decades of domination of the ideology of state atheism have distorted people’s attitudes to certain religious movements. The philosophy of this document is to build a multi-confessional tolerant open society in Ukraine.
Such principles are embodied in developed democracies. Proposed to give state status to such religious holidays as Ramazan Bayramı, Kurban Bayramı, Passover, Rosh Hashanah, Hanukkah, Easter of Western Christians. According to the bill, the employer is recommended to provide a day off to an employee who celebrates one of these holidays in accordance with the affiliation to a particular religious denomination.
This approach will ensure compliance with the traditions of celebration and will demonstrate Ukraine’s commitment to the principles of equality, tolerance and mutual respect. In addition, representatives of religious communities will be able to exercise their right to freedom of religion without any violations of ancient traditions.