Our Homes are Destroyed
Discrimination against religious minorities is rooted in the past, during Sukarno’s reign. It continues due to neglect by the government and is exploited as a political commodity.
MUTIAH was waiting for the vegetable vendor to drop by when she witnessed two women quarreling in front of her house in the Gerepek hamlet, East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, on a Saturday three weeks ago. From behind her curtains, Mutiah, unmoving, witnessed the fighting until she became aware of the impending danger.
The fighting drew several Gerepek residents to flock in front of Mutiahs house. The crowd grew violent as soon as they learned tha...