Nepal (CD/ MNN) — Compass Direct reports some startlingdevelopments in Nepal that could impact the future of Gospel work there.Voice of the Martyrs Canada also confirms the reports whichindicate that there's a change coming in the criminal code.Nepal abolished Hinduism as the state religion in 2006 but is now workingon giving the criminal code added "bite." Changes now forbid a person of one faith to "convert a person orabet him to change his religion."According to Compass, Article 160 of the proposed code also says no one willbe allowed to do anything or behave in any way that could cause a person from acaste, community or creed to lose faith in his/her traditional religion orconvert to a different religion.The standard clauses of "offering inducements or without inducement" andpreaching "a different religion or faith with any other intent" are alsoincluded in the prohibitions.Evangelists convicted under the code could face a five-year jail sentence aswell as a heavy fine (US$685). If theoffender is a foreigner, deportation would come within seven days of completingthe sentence.read more: https://www.mnnonline.org/news/nepal-seeks-to-toughen-anti-conversion-laws/
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
Again in 2015 this is happening again, I was speaking with a pastor there and in March they are looking to pass additional laws on anti-conversion. India is also doing this. There is much persecution ahead and this is a major shift in the world around most of the christian nations to increased pressure on christians and against evangelism.