ПОЛИТИКА ГСМР В РЕЛИГИОЗНОМ ВОПРОСЕ
In her paper L.Tsehanova analyses Theravada Buddhism is Myanmar's religion and about 89% of the population in Buddhist. There are also Christians (4%), Muslims (4%) and Hindus. Since December 2005 National Convention has been working out the new Constitution, which will secure freedom of religious worship. But as one could see in 2005 there were cases of disagreements between the authorities and the religious minorities. Religious persecution by the military regime poses a matter of grave concern among Christians and Muslims. Violation of religious freedom of non-Buddhists severs as a political instrument for the SPDC: the junta which strongly indentifies itself with Buddhism and has been preoccupied with building national unity has been trying to promote Buddhism over Christianity and Islam with the belief that once the religious minorities are converted to Buddhism they can be easily subjugated. Missionary activity poses a dual problem for the SPDC: the support given to the Buddhist monks secures power legitimating for the junta, but at the same time it pricks up religious minorities' ears.
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