UPDATE First religious freedom case under new Nepal constitution: all charges dropped

UPDATE First religious freedom case under new Nepal constitution: all charges dropped
The eight arrested Christians after their release on bail, Dolakha, Nepal 2016Vishal Arora   UPDATE: A court in Nepal has dropped a case against eight Christians, the first case about freedom of religion since the country’s new constitution was implemented in 2015. The seven men and one woman, all counsellors, . . . Read More

Nepal on verge of curbing religious freedom

Nepal on verge of curbing religious freedom
The final draft of a new constitution was tabled in Nepal’s Constituent Assembly on 22 August amid protests by Hindu nationalists on the streets. They oppose the idea of secularism, which in the South Asian context simply means pluralism and equal treatment of all religions. It now needs approval by . . . Read More

Cemeteries closed to Nepali Christians

Christian communities in Kathmandu are being forced to bury their dead outside official cemeteries, reports Asia News. “Since the government banned the construction of a cemetery near the Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, Christians and other religious minorities in the country must perform their funeral rites in forests, near rivers, away . . . Read More