Christian Solidarity Worldwide “deeply concerned” over proposed anti-conversion law in Nepal

By David Adams | Sight Magazine

Religious freedom advocacy Christian Solidarity Worldwide has joined with human rights activists in Nepal calling for the amendment of proposed legislation which they say criminalises religious conversion and the “hurting of religious sentiment”.

The Nepali Parliament passed a Bill on 8th August which the UK based organisation says, under clause 160, would restrict religious conversion. They say it is similar to laws passed in Myanmar and six Indian states which have been “misused to foster social intolerance and violence towards peaceful religious activities, and to falsely accuse religious minorities – especially Muslims and Christians – of forcefully converting others”.