Sep 2, 2020, 12:03 PM
The Gambia has registered 66 new covid-19 infections, taking the total number of covid-19 cases in the country to 3,029.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) passed the verdict on Thursday that insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad will be a punishable offence and will not be counted under ‘freedom of expression’.
Panel of seven-judges said defaming or demeaning the Prophet goes beyond permissible limits of an objective debate and could cause prejudice in the society and will risk religious peace.
The Gambia Democratic Congress (GDC) youth President M.C. Cham Jnr. has strongly denied reports suggesting that his party’s constituency chairman in Lower Saloum and 500 other supporters defected to the National People’s Party (NPP), arguing that such claims are totally “false and baseless.”
Dr. Imam Ousman Jah, the imam of Tagwa Mosque, Bertil Harding Highway and Ebrima Sillah, the imam of Lasso Warf Mosque in Banjul South have strongly opposed lambasted proponents of gay and lesbianism rights, saying these rights contravenes the teachings of Islam.
Paediatric Association of The Gambia in a press release stated that the turnout at the immunization centres around the country is very low due to covid-19 pandemic, saying that could lead to an outbreak of Vaccine Preventable Disease.