On Friday, the Australian embassy in Jakarta issued a fresh travel advisory for Indonesia, warning that the legislation could put unmarried foreign tourists in the crosshairs.
Rights groups say the proposals underscore a growing shift towards fundamentalism in a country long hailed for its religious tolerance.
Those arrested could be prosecuted under an environmental protection law that provides for a maximum 10-year prison sentence for setting fires to clear land.
As per 'Girls Not Brides', a global partnership committed to ending child marriages, Indonesia has the eighth highest number of child brides in the world.
The fires -- usually started by illegal burning to clear land for farming -- have unleashed choking haze across Southeast Asia, triggering diplomatic tensions with Indonesia's neighbours.
Nazma Begum, mother, has alleged that his son-in-law consistently tortures Heena (daughter) both physically and mentally.
Illegal blazes to clear land for agricultural plantations have been raging on Sumatra, Borneo islands, with Indonesia deploying water-bombing helicopters, thousands of security forces to tackle them.
She was informed that “Hina was accidentally burnt” and the man demanded money for treatment.
Conflicts between indigenous Papuans and Indonesian security forces are common in the impoverished region, which Indonesia annexed more than half a century ago.
The current capital, Jakarta, home to more than 10 million people, sits on swampy land and parts of the city are sinking by as much as 25 cm a year.
Jakarta is one of the fastest-sinking cities on earth, with environmental experts warning that one third of it could be submerged by 2050 if current rates continue.
A rebel insurgency against Jakarta's rule has simmered for decades in the island region, which shares a border with Papua New Guinea.
One of the fastest-sinking cities on earth, environmental experts warn that one-third of it could be submerged by 2050 if current rates continue.
Decades of uncontrolled and excessive depletion of groundwater reserves, rising sea-levels, and increasingly volatile weather patterns mean swathes of Jakarta have already started to disappear.
Indonesia's reelected President Joko Widodo wants to change the dynamic by pushing ahead with '10 new Balis,' an ambitious plan to boost tourism and diversify Southeast Asia's largest economy.