Nepal: Christianity:Written question - 63478

Asked by Danny Kinahan
(South Antrim)
Asked on: 07 February 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Nepal: Christianity
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the treatment of Christians in Nepal.
Answered by: Alok Sharma
Answered on: 15 February 2017

The right to freedom of religion is enshrined in the Nepali Constitution of September 2015, but we have concerns regarding the interpretation of the proposed legislation on religious conversion. There have been some isolated reports of attacks on Christians and some cases where Christians have been arrested by the authorities; we continue to monitor the situation. There is no specific category for registration of religious organisations in Nepal, which therefore have to register as Non-Governmental Organisations.

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