UNDER the new 2013 Constitution, all persons holding public office must treat all religions equally.
And the State and all persons must not dictate any religious beliefs.
The new Constitution outlines that the State and all persons holding public office must not prefer or advance, by any means, any particular religion, religious denomination, religious belief or religious practice over another or over any non-religious beliefs.
The 2013 Constitution, which was made public by Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum on Thursday, states that no person shall assert any religious beliefs as a legal reason to disregard the Constitution or any other law.
The 2013 Constitution makes Fiji a secular State where religious beliefs of a person are his or her personal belief.
It also states that the religion and State are separate.
Under the new Constitution, all citizens of Fiji will be known as Fijians and have equal status and identity.