MANAMA: Bahrain is set to crack down on political societies that fuel sectarianism.
It has also pledged to take action against "serious violations" by clergymen.
"Bahrain has gone through an unprecedented period in which political, religious and social issues were mixed together and to solve problems we have to separate things," said Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa.
"There are societies that have turned political differences into issues of existence and our priorities now are to implement consensus of the National Dialogue and make constitutional amendments in line with people's demands."
Shaikh Khalid was speaking at parliament's weekly session yesterday, where he revealed the ministry was working with international organisations to train clergymen.