Nepal(Mission Network News)— Anti-conversion laws are going into effect this month in Nepal. According to David Curry of Open Doors USA, it’s part of a bigger push by India to “Hinduize” their neighbors.
“[India is] trying to ‘Hinduize’ their country, and Nepal has been under great pressure from India to strengthen their Hindu presence,” says Curry.
“There’s been increasing pressure and persecution of Christians in Nepal.”
As noted here, sharing the Gospel is forbidden under Nepal’s 2015 constitution. However, the enactment of last year’s Criminal Code – or, anti-conversion law – removes even more religious freedoms and adds new punishments for those who are convicted of these “crimes.”
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