TOTTORI (Kyodo) The Tottori Prefectural Government submitted a bill to its assembly Friday to suspend indefinitely the enforcement of an ordinance aimed at protecting people from racial discrimination and other human rights violations, citing a lack of support from legal circles that are skeptical of its true effectiveness.

The suspension bill is likely to be approved March 24, the final day of the current assembly session, and the June 1 implementation of the ordinance will be postponed indefinitely, prefectural officials said.

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