World Watch Monitor | Nov. 8, 2018
Four Christian women were arrested earlier this week in Nepal on suspicion of attempting to convert people to Christianity by force, Asia News reports.
The women – two of whom are Japanese – were accused by residents of proselytising door-to-door. They were followed and filmed, and the footage was passed on to police, who made the arrests.
Religious conversions and the “hurting of religious feelings” are criminal offences in Nepal.
Sajan K. George, the president of the Global Council of Indian Christians, told Asia News that, “While [the] Constitution defines Nepal as a secular and democratic republic, its definition of ‘secular’ seems to protect Hinduism.