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Nepal's Human Rights Commission says yes to freedom of conscience
The commission's president will discuss the need to ensure full rights for minorities with the country's prime minister and president. In his view, "The state should be secular". Converting to Christianity still elicits opposition at present.
Anti-blasphemy law: harassment and violence for all religions alike
Even a minister admits that the law to defend Islam gets abused. Four thousand reports of blasphemy against Islam since 1986
New cabinet sworn in after Koirala mediates
Nepal's new PM names the members of his new cabinet. Many ordinary Nepalis are disappointed by the 48-hour delay and divisions among opposition parties.
Nepali nationalists call for vice-president’s resignation
A day after the vice-president’s oath of office, protests continue against Paramananda Jha because he made his inaugural address in Hindi and wore traditional Indian clothes. The leader of the Communist Party (Maoist) sets conditions for forming national unity government.
Kathmandu: Christians have no right to a cemetery
The measure, which was to "preserve the sanctity of the soil near the Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath" compels a minority to seek burial sites concealed in the forest or near the rivers. Christian leader: "We fear that the Nepalese Hindu faith profane our graves." The government does not respond to the requests of the faithful.
Power back to parliament, opposition names new prime minister in Kathmandu
A former prime minister, 83-year-old Girija Prasad Koirala from the Nepalese Congress Party, is appointed. The first step of the new government will be peace with the Maoists, a party leader tells AsiaNews.
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