Nepal: Radical Hindus threaten foreign Christian missionaries to leave the counrty

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Nepalese Christians

Radical Hindu extremists warn all foreign Christian missionaries to leave Nepal.

According to details, Nepal which has recently opted for a secular status for the nation still has radical Hindu outfits who are striving to harass and try to curb growing impact of Christianity in the country.

Aid to the Church in Need reported, the Hindu enthusiasts in Nepal are running an active campaign thus warning foreign Christian leaders to go away from their country. Aid to the Church in Need further portrays a dire picture of severe anti-Christian campaign. They stated that a Nepalese Hindu extremist group namely, Hindu Morcha Nepal has distributed pamphlets which pose a threat to Christians.

This is seen as a reaction from the Hindu extremists after the government of Nepal has rejected a proposed draft of the constitutional amendment according to which Nepal was to be declared officially Hindu state and Hinduism would be the national religion.” Also read: World leaders urge release of imprisoned Pastor Saeed Abedidni

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“We warn all foreign Christian religious leaders to leave this country immediately,” said the pamphlets which were distributed by the Hindu Morcha Nepal. The radical group insists that all the foreign Christians working as missionaries in Nepal should leave Nepal at once. Moreover, these pamphlets threatened those Nepalese citizens who have embraced other faiths specially Christianity to return to their Hindu roots.

This is not new as, Hindu radicals have been pressurising the government to declare Nepal an official Hindu state. Situation remains tense as persecution increases against Christians in Nepal. This month only three churches were targeted when bomb blasts jolted these churches on September 14. Four police officials were wounded however, there were no other casualties.

Further more, these pamphlets also included claims that the government of Nepal was being unfair and that the foreign influence was manipulating the government decisions. The pamphlets also housed claims that “Christians have corrupted the country.”

This is seen as a reaction from the Hindu extremists after the government of Nepal has rejected a proposed draft of the constitutional amendment according to which Nepal was to be declared officially Hindu state and Hinduism would be the national religion.