The TC and other laws and policies generally protect religious freedom. The TC states, “All religions shall be treated equally, and religion or religious beliefs shall not be used for divisive purposes.” This document is the supreme law until the adoption of a permanent constitution.
The TC provides the right to: worship or assemble freely in connection with any religion or belief and to establish places for these purposes; solicit and receive voluntary financial contributions; own property for religious purposes; write, issue, and disseminate religious publications; communicate with individuals and communities in matters of religion and beliefs at national and international levels; teach religion or beliefs in places suitable for these purposes; train, appoint, and designate by succession one’s own clergy; and observe religious holidays.
The TC specifies the regulation of religious matters within each state as the executive and legislative responsibility of the state government.
The TC allows religious groups to establish and maintain appropriate faith-based, charitable, or humanitarian institutions. The government does not require religious groups to register.
The law prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion against public servants, officials, and employees with respect to remuneration, terms, conditions, benefits, and privileges of services.