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Bali Hindus angered by sacred temple tourism plan

Bali Hindus angered by sacred temple tourism plan | Scoop Indonesia | Scoop.it
Denpasar (Indonesia) (AFP) - Hindu leaders on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali Tuesday lashed out at a government plan to attract more tourists to their most sacred temple as
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Indonesia: Rising Violence against Religious Minorities | Human Rights Watch

‪The Indonesian government is failing to protect the country’s religious minorities from growing religious intolerance and violence.‬ Human Rights Watch has documented the government’s failure to confront militant groups whose harassment and assaults on houses of worship and members of religious minorities has become increasingly aggressive. Indonesian monitoring groups have noted a steady increase in such attacks, and most perpetrators of these attacks have received little or no punishment. Local officials often have responded to acts of arson and other violence by blaming the victims. Additionally, ‪Indonesian government officials and security forces have often facilitated harassment and intimidation of religious minorities by making blatantly discriminatory statements, refusing to issue building permits for religious minorities’ houses of worship, and pressuring congregations to relocate. ‬

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Female students in Indonesia may be forced to undergo 'virginity tests' - The Guardian

The Guardian Female students in Indonesia may be forced to undergo 'virginity tests' The Guardian It is the third plan of its kind in Muslim-majority Indonesia, where similar drafts were proposed in West Java in 2007, and again in Sumatra in 2010,...
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