Posts Tagged ‘Nepal’

Three-year old proclaimed Kathmandu’s “living goddess” Comments 0

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

A three-year-old girl has been chosen to be Kathmandu’s new “living goddess”  (Kumari). Uddhav Man Karmacharya, a Hindu priest who attends to the Kumari, says according to an ancient tradition the child will take her place on the Kumari’s throne after prayers and tantric rituals are performed. When she is anointed she will be allowed Read more

Nepal bans evangelisation, religious conversion Comments 0

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Nepal will pass a bill next week criminalising religious conversions and banning ‘hurting religious sentiment’. Once it is signed, a clause in Nepal’s new constitution barring religious conversion will come into effect. Anyone convicted under the new law could face up to five years in prison for seeking to convert a person or “undermine the Read more

Nepal closer to new Constitution, but still no religious liberty Comments 0

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

The Prime Minister of Nepal today announced plans to dissolve his Cabinet and form a new coalition government that includes members of the main opposition parties. Nepal’s Supreme Court has told the Constituent Assembly elected in 2008 it must complete the task of writing the constitution by May 27th. The new constitution was a key Read more