The New York-based Human Rights Watch recently released a report stating that there has been a steady rise on religious minorities in Indonesia. The report states that most of those responsible for the attacks received little to no punishment, and therefore the government is not doing enough to protect minorities. It states that laws such as the blasphemy law, which is biased toward the officially recognized religions, must be revoked. The government, on the other hand, states that religious harmony is strong in Indonesia. They also state that many of the conflicts were only using religion as a reason that was actually caused by other issues.
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