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Indonesia issues fatwa against burning forests

by Futures Centre, Sep 14
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Forest-burning ‘is a sin’ – fatwa

Indonesia’s highest Islamic authority has said it is a sin for people to deliberately burn forests to clear the land for growing crops. Illegal slash-and-burn farming has devastated large areas of Indonesia and causes air pollution which affects countries around the region. Indonesia has repeatedly been accused of not doing enough to stop it.

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