Religious conversion is now banned in Nepal

Spurred to action by the recent earthquake, Nepal’s government introduced the draft for public comment on June 30, Reuters reported. Religious minorities are concerned about its impact on their religious freedom and the government’s haste to finalize the document as soon as August

After the recent earthquake which left Nepal devastated, several Christian and Muslim missionaries rushed into Nepal to convert its citizens. Several of these missionaries were seen blaming Nepal’s Hindu majority which “attracted” the earthquake to Nepal. Some Muslim missionaries clearly declared “this tragedy has come over you because you are a Hindu nation”. Followed by such statements were the missionaries’ evergreen motto “suffering is a call to conversion” lines. Only the Indian Army and a few other organisations seemed to be helping without expecting anything in return.

Indian soldiers arrive with supplies at the Tribhuwan International Airport a day after a massive earthquake in Nepal.
Indian soldiers arrive with supplies at the Tribhuwan International Airport a day after a massive earthquake in Nepal.

It is even reported that some Christian missionaries would selectively supply food and other essential resources only to those who would convert.

Nepalese authorities however told us that this move was taken in order to protect and foster their culture and religion, after all Nepal is a majority Hindu country.

Considering the attack on Hindus in India, this article arises a question whether religious conversion should be banned here too, in order to ensure our culture lives on, in order to ensure the several future generations get at least a glimpse of our wonderful culture and religion.

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