Marriage law stirs controversy

Seven people share their thoughts on the proposed draft marriage law that would see restrictions on interfaith marriages.

The law demands that any Muslim man, who wants to marry a Buddhist woman, must first convert to her religion. Meanwhile, Buddhist women are obliged to obtain permission from her parents and local authorities before marrying a Muslim man.

A growing number of monks and religious leaders have come out in support of the controversial proposal.

The draft law’s architect, nationalist monk Wirathu, is due to present another draft of the law to a monks’ convention in Rangoon.

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