Nepal is set to draft new laws and amend existing legal provisions to prevent religious conversions, reports local news site myrepublica.com.
Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa said that, “through Christianity”, attempts were being made to “push the country into conflict”.
“A new strategy should be devised to consolidate national unity,” he said at the Singha Durbar palace in Kathmandu earlier this week.
According to myrepublica.com, Nepal is considering a new mechanism to “keep an eye on foreign nationals involved in illegal religious publicity and conversions”.
In October, Nepali president Bidhya Devi Bhandari signed into law a bill criminalising religious conversion and the “hurting of religious sentiment”.
At that time, two parliamentarians warned that religious freedom in the country was “teetering on the edge”.