Serhat TUNAR -TDO- The exorcism ritual for lesbian, gay, binge and transgender individuals may be mandatory, according to a controversial law that has raised the issue of removal from Southeast Asian countries in Indonesia.
In Indonesia, which has the largest number of Muslim populations in the world, the exorcism ritual, performed against the will of individuals, is already frequently practiced for LGBT individuals.
In Indonesia, homosexuality is legal in much of the country. However, there is still a belief in society that homosexuality is the result of people being taken over by evil spirits, and it is thought that these evil spirits can be removed from one's body through religious ceremonies and prayers.
The country's conservative Islamist lawmakers are trying to get the bill, called "family resilience," passed in Parliament. The bill has been criticized in most circles for being sexist and anti-LGBT.