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Demand Czaristic Laws on Jewish Religion Be Voided

(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The refusal of the Government Commissioner of Warsaw to permit a Roman Catholic citizen to embrace the Jewish religion was made the subject of an interpellation introduced into the Sejm by the Club of Jewish Deputies yesterday.

The Commissioner based his decision on the Czaristic Ukase of April 17, 1905, promulgated by Czar Nicholas II, according to which Christians in Imperial Russia may change their religious affiliation within the Christian faith but may not embrace Judaism or Mohammedanism or any other of the non-Christian faiths.

The Minister of Religion and Education is asked in the interpellation whether the application of the Czaristic Ukase is not in contradiction to the provision of the Polish Constitution which guarantees freedom of conscience to all citizens. The Jewish deputies demand that the Czaristic Ukase be annulled.

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