|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Publication Date||18 January 2016|
|Citation / Document Symbol||MUS105402.E|
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Analysis Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ottawa
The united states Department of State’s Overseas Religious Freedom Report for 2014 cites information from the 2010 census as saying that Hindus account fully for around 48 per cent associated with the population that is mauritian Muslims account fully for approximately17 per cent (US 14 Oct. 2015). The exact same supply records that in Mauritius “there is certainly a powerful correlation between spiritual affiliation and ethnicity [whereby] [c]itizens of Indian ethnicity are mainly Hindu or Muslim” (ibid.).
A mauritian author and linguist, who has written a book on “interculturalism” and co-founded the Foundation for Interculturality and Peace (Fondation pour l’interculturel et la paix, FIP), an organization that promotes intercultural dialogue (FIP n.d.), stated that interreligious marriages are not common in Mauritius (Author 17 Dec. 2015) in correspondence with the Research Directorate. Likewise, an extensive research Fellow whom focuses primarily on religious anthropology, including in Mauritius, and that is connected to the French National Centre for Scientific analysis (Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS) , indicated that interreligious marriages are [translation] “the exclusion” in Mauritian culture (analysis Fellow 15 Dec. 2015). In comparison, relating to a Professor of social anthropology during the University of Oslo, who may have carried out research on ethnic relations in Mauritius for a long time and it is nevertheless monitoring developments within that nation, “interreligious marriages are fairly typical in Mauritius в?? (but hardly ever incorporate Muslims)” (Professor 19 Dec. 2015).
Both the Professor in addition to author indicated the viewpoint that marriages between a Hindu guy and a woman that is muslim unusual (ibid.; Author 15 Dec. 2015). Based on the Professor, these marriages are “uncommon” due to animosities that are”historical the communities together with sex measurement” (19 Dec. 2015). The Professor explained the “gender measurement” within the manner that is following
All the things being equal, a married relationship between a Muslim guy and a Hindu girl could be more effortlessly accepted when you look at the community that is muslim Mauritius, because it would then be thought that the lady would transform to Islam. The youngsters would additionally be Muslims. As soon as the girl is Muslim and also the guy Hindu, the specific situation is less simple. (14 Jan. 2016)
The writer suggested that differences when considering the 2 religions in addition to disputes between Hindus and Muslims in Asia and Pakistan are facets that discourage such marriages (15 Dec. 2015).Corroborating information could never be discovered among the list of sources consulted by the Research Directorate in the time constraints for this reaction.
2. Therapy by society
2.1 Treatment of Interreligious partners by community, like the wedding of a Hindu guy to a Muslim girl
Informative data on the treating interreligious partners by Mauritian culture, including Hindu men married to Muslim ladies, had been scarce one of the sources consulted by the extensive Research Directorate inside the time constraints for this reaction.
In line with the writer, Hindu-Muslim partners, including Hindu guys who’re hitched to Muslim females, aren’t considered [translation] “examples to check out” in Mauritian culture and that they and kids will be [translation] “stigmatized for life” (15 Dec. 2015). The Professor specified that more often than not, Hindu-Muslim partners would experience familial hardships, “sometimes to the level of ostracism” (19 Dec. 2015). Based on the analysis Fellow, such a few [translation] “would likely face extreme social and pressure that is family could lead in certain circumstances to emotional or assault” (16 Dec. 2015).
In accordance with sources, Hindu men married to Muslim females would face less familial stigmatization if they belonged towards the top class (Professor 19 Dec. 2015; Author 15 Dec. 2015). The writer additionally noted that there is [translation] “less hurdles [to overcome] through the parents associated with the Muslim girl in the event that Hindu guy consented to transform to Islam” (ibid. 17 Dec. 2015). Corroborating information could never be discovered one of the sources consulted by the Research Directorate in the time constraints for this reaction.
In line with the Professor, a couple that is hindu-muslim get “threats” from Muslim extremists, if the Hindu guy perhaps maybe perhaps not transform to Islam (19 Dec. 2015). The source that is same nonetheless that “militant Islamism is certainly not extensive in Mauritius” (ibid.). Corroborating information could never be discovered by the Research Directorate in the time constraints with this Response.
2.2 remedy for interreligious partners by Authorities
Informative data on the treating interreligious partners because of the Mauritian authorities, including Hindu men married to Muslim ladies, ended up being scarce among the list of sources consulted by the extensive Research Directorate in the time constraints of the reaction.
In line with the writer, such a couple would face[translation] likely “no threat” from Mauritian authorities (writer 15 Dec. 2015). Without supplying further details, exactly the same source noted nevertheless the existence of [translation] “black sheep” within Mauritian security solutions (ibid.). The investigation Fellow indicated that in theory, a blended spiritual few would never be afflicted by almost any [translation] “official segregation, physical physical violence or discrimination” from either the Mauritian state or perhaps the Mauritian authorities (15 Dec. 2015). He additionally claimed however that [translation] “the authorities who will be frequently favourable to Hindus, could show ‘understanding’ towards individuals applying stress against a couple that doesn’t comply with social norms” (analysis Fellow 7 Jan. 2015). Corroborating information could never be discovered one of the sources consulted by the extensive Research Directorate in the times constraints for this reaction.
3. State Protection
Informative data on state security offered to interreligious partners had been scarce among the list of sources consulted by the investigation Directorate in the time constraints for this reaction.