In Nepal, new law cracks down on expression of religion

September 7, 2017

By Julie Bourdon | Mission Network News

Nepal (MNN) – Christianity in Nepal has two main bullies—Hindu radicals from within the country, and India. Thanks to growing pressures from these two sources, religious freedoms for minority groups are severely threatened. Earlier this month, a bill was passed that will likely restrict Christians and other groups from sharing their faith. It is currently being finalized into law.

The language of the bill closely resembles blasphemy and anti-conversion laws from neighboring countries. As we know, these laws are often abused to target specific groups—usually Christians.

More specifically, Christian Solidarity Worldwide says the law will criminalize some instances of religious conversion.

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