The Existence of Believers of Aluk Todolo Toraja Post the Decision of Constitutional Court No. 97/PUU-XIV/2016 Amaliyah1); Aditya Spadiya Putra2); Fadya Indira Alfatih3); Fifi Efrilia Defi4)
Faculty of Law, Hasanuddin University
Normatively juridical, Indonesia only recognized the six religions, namely Islam, Christianity, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism. For the sake of administrative interests, belief adherents are forced to fill in other religious columns in their Identity Card (KTP) and Family Card (KK). Aluk Todolo is one of the faiths that is under the auspices of other religions. Based on this case, the Constitutional Court acknowledged the existence of flow of trust as a faith through Decision No.97/PUU-XIV/2016, which resulted into the addition of a column of faith in ID Card (KTP) and Family Card (KK). However, it still inflicts some problems in the level of implementation. The aim of this study was to examine the population and social status of the Aluk Todolo belief adherent and to increase the efforts for legal protection of the Aluk Todolo belief adherent in Tana Toraja Regency. This study used a type of qualitative and socio-legal research with data collection techniques through indepth interviews, focus groups discussion, observation, and documentation. The results of this study socially indicate that, the negative stigma of the general public towards Aluk Todolo has been reduced considering that is guided under Hinduism. Moreover, it still becomes a problem because both faith are clearly different. In addition, the recognition towards the flow of faith in population administration has not been maximally realized due to the fact that Identity Card (KTP) only wrote "Trust in Almighty God". Based on this case, the authors conclude that the proper legal protection against the flow of faith in Indonesia, especially Aluk Todolo, to every legal instrument (statutory regulation) that includes religious phrases needs to be juxtaposed with the flow phrase of faith.
Keywords: The flow of faith, Population Administration, Aluk Todolo