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Jakarta Post

In Rajeg, ‘social jealousy’ leads to religious intolerance

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 8 2017   /  12:54 am

Rajeg subdistrict in Tangerang Regency, Banten, was in the spotlight on Wednesday for all the wrong reasons, after the copy of a draft regulation on non-Muslim worship in the area circulated widely on the internet.

Bearing the letterhead of Community Unit (RW) 06, the regulation stipulated how non-Muslims residing at Bumi Anugerah Sejahtera housing complex should perform their religious activities.

Less than 24 hours after it went viral, however, the planned regulation was withdrawn.

The draft stipulated that residents holding minority beliefs might use their homes as places of worship only if they did not invite other people or clerics from outside the housing complex. They were also prohibited from using amplifiers when performing any religious rituals.

The draft also required that they had to report any religious ceremonies to their six respective neighbo...