|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Publication Date||18 January 2016|
|Citation / Document Symbol||MUS105402.E|
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Research 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 about 48 per cent of this Mauritian population and Muslims account fully for approximately17 per cent (US 14 Oct. 2015). The exact same supply records that in Mauritius “there was a solid correlation between spiritual affiliation and ethnicity [whereby] [c]itizens of Indian ethnicity are mainly Hindu or Muslim” (ibid.).
In communication with all the analysis Directorate, a Mauritian author and linguist, who’s got written a novel on “interculturalism” and co-founded the building blocks for Interculturality and Peace (Fondation pour l’interculturel et la paix, FIP), a company that encourages intercultural discussion (FIP n.d.), reported that interreligious marriages aren’t typical in Mauritius (writer 17 Dec. 2015). Likewise, A research other whom focuses on spiritual anthropology, including in Mauritius, and that is connected to the French National Centre for Scientific analysis (Centre nationwide de la recherche scientifique, CNRS) , indicated that interreligious marriages are [translation] “the exclusion” in Mauritian culture (Research Fellow 15 Dec. 2015). On the other hand, relating to a Professor of social anthropology during the University of Oslo, who’s got carried out research on cultural relations in Mauritius for quite some time and it is nevertheless monitoring developments within that nation, “interreligious marriages are fairly typical in Mauritius вЂ¦ (but seldom incorporate Muslims)” (Professor 19 Dec. 2015).
Both the Professor as well as the author expressed the opinion that marriages from a Hindu guy and A muslim girl are uncommon (ibid.; Author 15 Dec. 2015). In accordance with the Professor, these marriages are “uncommon” due to animosities that are”historical the communities as well as the sex dimension” (19 Dec. 2015). The Professor explained the “gender measurement” into the manner that is following
All the things being equal, a wedding between a Muslim guy and a Hindu girl will be more effortlessly accepted within the community that is muslim Mauritius, as it would then be thought that the girl would transform to Islam. The youngsters would additionally be Muslims. If the girl is Muslim additionally the guy Hindu, the specific situation is less simple. (14 Jan. 2016)
The writer suggested that differences when considering the 2 religions along with disputes between Hindus and Muslims in India 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 inside the time constraints for this reaction.
2. Treatment by society
2.1 remedy for Interreligious partners by community, such as the wedding of the Hindu guy to a Muslim girl
Info on the treating interreligious partners by Mauritian culture, including Hindu men married to Muslim ladies, had been scarce on the list of 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 society and that they and kids will be [translation] “stigmatized for life” (15 Dec. 2015). The Professor specified that in many instances, Hindu-Muslim partners would experience familial hardships, “sometimes to the level of ostracism” (19 Dec. 2015). Based on the analysis Fellow, such a couple of [translation] “would likely face extreme social and pressure that is family could lead in certain circumstances to emotional or assault” (16 Dec. 2015).
Relating to sources, Hindu men married to Muslim ladies would face less stigmatization that is familial they belonged to your top course (Professor 19 Dec. 2015; Author 15 Dec. 2015). The writer additionally noted that there would be [translation] “less hurdles [to overcome] from the moms and dads regarding the Muslim girl in the event that Hindu guy decided to transform to Islam” (ibid. 17 Dec. 2015). Corroborating information could never be discovered one of the sources consulted by the extensive Research Directorate in the time constraints with this reaction.
In line with the Professor, a couple that is hindu-muslim get “threats” from Muslim extremists, should the Hindu man maybe not transform to Islam (19 Dec. 2015). The same source suggested 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 of the reaction.
2.2 remedy for interreligious partners by Authorities
Information about the treating interreligious couples because of the Mauritian authorities, including Hindu men married to Muslim females, had been scarce one of the sources consulted by the Research Directorate inside the time constraints of the Response.
In line with the writer, such a few would face[translation] likely “no threat” from Mauritian authorities (writer 15 Dec. 2015). The exact same source noted but the existence of [translation] “black sheep” within Mauritian security solutions (ibid.) without supplying further details. The investigation Fellow indicated that in theory, a blended couple that is religious never be afflicted by any type of [translation] “official segregation, violence or discrimination” from either the Mauritian state or perhaps the Mauritian authorities (15 Dec. 2015). He additionally reported nevertheless that [translation] “the authorities that are frequently favourable to Hindus, could show ‘understanding’ towards individuals pressure that is exerting a couple that will not comply with social norms” (analysis Fellow 7 Jan. 2015). Corroborating information could never be discovered on the list of sources consulted by the Research Directorate in the times constraints for this reaction.
3. State Protection
Information about state security offered to couples that are interreligious scarce one of the sources consulted by the investigation Directorate in the time constraints of the reaction.