Buddha Statue in Myanmar

A Christian aid group has revealed that students from Myanmar’s Chin ethic minority are being forced to shave their heads and convert to Buddhism, despite the president’s insistence that religious freedom is protected in the South Asian nation.

“President Thein Sein’s government claims that religious freedom is protected by law but in reality Buddhism is treated as the de facto state religion,” said Salai Ling, Program Director of the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO).

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