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The "public taste" bill is controversial in Egypt

2019-11-18T14:47:01.216Z

The Egyptian parliament has witnessed a new episode of controversy over the draft law of public taste presented by the parliamentarian Ghada Ajami, in which she saw support for moral values ​​in the Egyptian street, while others considered it an infringement on public freedoms. Ali Abdel Aal Eng



The Egyptian parliament witnessed a new episode of controversy over the draft law of public taste presented by the parliamentarian Ghada Ajami, in which she saw support for moral values ​​in the Egyptian street, while others considered it an infringement on public freedoms.

He criticized the President of the Egyptian People's Assembly d. Ali Abdel-Al considered the draft law, considering that the term “public taste is a difficult term to define”, as MP Abu Hamed considered it “incompatible with the Constitution”, while Ajami insisted on defending its draft. Legislative and the office of the local administration committee.

"I am sure that those who signed the bill did not read it well," Abdel-Al said during a session of the Egyptian parliament. "We are a country that accepts everyone, and we should not get into personal matters."

He continued: «stopped the word of public taste, because it is one of the words can not be adjusted at all, because they enter into behavior, what you see is a good thing may see the other a bad thing».

For his part, MP Mohammed Abu-Hamed said that the draft law contradicts the constitution, and the mere talk about these matters affects tourism and all aspects of life. He added that this legislation contradicts the constitution's freedom of clothing and other personal freedoms.

The draft law of public taste included 11 articles that define the public taste as a set of behaviors and morals that reflect the values, principles and identity of the community. It is forbidden to write or draw on the wall of a public place or means of transport unless it is licensed, or to make any statement or act that harms the public. .

The bill was subjected to a violent attack by human rights and liberal circles in Egypt, considering it a kind of violation of personal freedoms.

The Association for the Advancement and Development of Women said in a statement: "The law carries many loose terms that restrict the freedom of the citizen rather than preserving certain ethics. What are the determinants of modesty?" What is the clear definition of public taste, especially with the changes in the idea of ​​taste itself? What are the determinants of pictures or phrases printed on a particular clothing that are offensive to public taste ?, and who has the right to report? ».

The Assembly demanded that MPs work on proposals that would enhance the Egyptian society and increase its economy, and stressed its confidence in the awareness of Egyptian society capable of rejecting what is distorted or aggressors of public taste without a law.

Source: emara

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