Minister reacts to calls to "boycott police"
Nobody in this country can boycott the work of police as police is national rather than anybody's private possession, says Interior Minister Ivica Dačić.Source: Tanjug
His statement on Friday came in reaction that a call by Chairman of the Bosniak (Muslim) National Council (BNV) Esad Džudžević for boycotting the state institutions.
Such questions are out of place, he continued, and told reporters he "did not wish to answer them at all".
However, the minister noted that the Interior Ministry had invited applications for jobs in the sector, adding that the police wanted to employ as many Bosniaks as possible.
"Nobody has the right, be that (Mufti Muamer) Zukorlić or Džudžević, to talk to police in such a manner,” Dačić said.
On behalf of the BNV in its technical mandate, Džudžević called on all Bosniaks on Thursday to boycott the Serbian state institutions, because, he said, they were "violating the human and minority rights of the members of the community".
Islamic Community in Serbia Muamer Zukorlić has sent a similar message to the community earlier. Zukorlić heads one of the country'r rival Muslim organizations, the other being the Islamic Community of Serbia.