» 05/19/2017, 10.14
Elections in Kathmandu: secular parties conquer extremism
The Hindu pro-monarchy party won in only one local unit. The Nepalese, majority Hindu, chose peace and coexistence with other religions.
15/05/2017 12:10:00 NEPAL
Local elections in Kathmandu: first stage a success, few episodes of violence
They are the first elections in 20 years, a first step towards the "secularism" promised by the Constitution. 73% of voters participated. Apart from some episodes, they took place in a peaceful and enthusiastic manner.
24/05/2017 11:43:00 NEPAL
Christians in Nepal enter politics. First Christian woman elected
Previously they could not take part in the elections. Christian parties and Christian representation in other parties grow, winning in some local units. Angela Tamang, Christian Indigenous, was elected municipal vice-president.
Nepal, risk of attacks leads to tight security in Catholic churches
The pastor of the Kathmandu Cathedral has barred entry with bags in all the churches throughout the country. In the Terai region unknown assailants blew up three public administration vehicles, leaving one person dead and over 50 wounded. Suspicions of Hindu extremist groups active in the area.
Attack on Kathmandu Cathedral: a 27 year old woman arrested
She confessed to having planted to bomb in the Church of the Assumption on May 23rd. She is a member of the extremist group the Nepal Defence Army. During her interrogation she said “I planted the bomb because I hate Christians, and all other religions, I love only Hinduism”. The police are now on the trial of other group members.
22/03/2017 14:41:00 NEPAL
Nepali Catholics call for peaceful participation in local elections
The first local elections in 19 years have raised great expectations but also generated a lot of tension. Madhesi parties are protesting, demanding changes to the constitution before the vote. Encouraged by victories in India, Nepal’s Hindu monarchists want to restore a Hindu monarchy. The government defends the country’s secular nature.
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