» 07/07/2017, 15.16
Nepalese Dalits abandon Hindu faith en masse. They believe in Jesus who will save them
In Surkhet district tens of thousands humiliated for caste reasons ask to be baptized. The decision was taken during a secret meeting with 200 representatives. Hindu prohibition makes their lives impossible. The fact is symptomatic of a more general phenomenon. In Nepal there is a law against discrimination, but police do not intervene and complaints are never taken into account.
Nepalese Dalit politicians demand equality: charged and beaten by police
At least 26 people hospitalized, some seriously injured. The Joint Dalit Political Committee demands the new constitution guarantee the rights of the lowest caste, discriminated against and considered inferior.
In Godavari many have converted to Catholicism since Nepal became a secular state
With the Nepali state going secular, tens of people have felt free to convert to the Catholic faith. Here a 12-year-old girl and a 55-year-old woman tell their stories. In Godavari a new church is needed to replace the existing one, already too small for the growing congregation.
Nepal, thousands of girls denied education because of Hindu culture
In rural areas more than 60% does not finish primary school. Families send their daughters to school only to access the subsidy programs.
No news yet about missing "little Buddha"
Abduction is feared but the police don't believe this. The 15-year-old sat under a tree in meditation for 10 months, without food or water.
Nepal to host Second World Buddhist Summit
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