Pressure on Christians Heats Up in Nepal

Various legal means invoked to harass pastors, others, sources say.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – In a rash of recent actions against Christians in Nepal, an alcoholic who became violent during an intervention had Christian leaders arrested on forcible conversion charges, and a foreign couple was deported. Isak Tamang of the Shreejanga Free Church and pastor Dip Rai of the Chengbung Free Church were arrested […]

Christians in Nepal Suspect Hindu Extremists in Sudden Attacks on Churches

Perpetrators remain free, while six Christians jailed on unrelated charges.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – Christians in Nepal are alarmed after this month’s sudden series of arson and bomb attacks on four church buildings, and church leaders suspect authorities are lax in investigating. At the same time, six Christians were arrested for evangelizing while suspected Hindu extremists launched attacks on three church buildings and bombed […]

Christians in Nepal Sentenced to Prison for Praying for Ill Woman Are Released

Church leaders believe they were set up.

  (Morning Star News) – Four Christians in Nepal sentenced to five years in prison on false charges of “witchcraft” and “violence” were released today after a high court annulled their convictions, church leaders said. Lali Pun, Bimkali Budha, Suk Lal Pariyar and Ganga Pariyar had been accused in Salyan District Court on May 19, […]

Crack-Down on Christians in Nepal Hits Snag as Eight Are Acquitted

Court drops proselytism case against grief counselors.

(Morning Star News) – A court in Nepal yesterday acquitted eight Christians accused of attempting to convert children by means of a comic book, according to advocacy group Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW). The seven men and one woman were arrested in Charikot, Dolakha District in June as part of a crack-down on Christian activities in […]

Killing of Christian Leader in Nepal Appears Religiously Motivated

Suspect allegedly told wife he would kill other Christians.

NEW DELHI (Morning Star News) – In a remote corner of Nepal, a church elder was summoned three times after midnight last month to pray for the head of a devout Hindu family. The first time the wife and mother of Kumar Sardar summoned church elder Debalal Sardar (no relation) to their village home in southeastern […]