They say the proposed laws threaten stability in the newly-democratic nation.
The physician says he is seeking ways to heal communal conflict in Rakhine state.
Armed ethnic rebels and the government must hold more discussions before a deal can be finalized, he says.
They say the government did not respond to calls for talks over the proposed legislation.
The rally coincides with a visiting U.S. delegation’s warnings about growing signs of racial and religious intolerance in the country.
The clashes follow the release of a government transport minister who had been detained a day earlier.
The request comes a day after President Thein Sein met with political and ethnic leaders to discuss a nationwide peace accord.
He says he will create a “third force group” to push for an agreement.
Yanghee Lee is visiting Rakhine and the Northern Shan states to assess the human rights situations there.
The committee rejects claims it failed to follow a probe’s proposals.
He says all faiths must cooperate to end sectarian violence threatening democratic reform.
The president hopes to have a nationwide ceasefire deal in place on Feb. 12.
They say they will protest until their land is returned to them.
Authorities accuse them of inciting 'actions against the state' following a clash in Yangon.
But the poll should be held when scheduled and should be conducted fairly, she says.
Aung San Suu Kyi says failure to implement the recommendations of a commission led to the clash.
At least two more villagers are injured in an ongoing standoff at a Chinese-backed copper mine.