Four Christian Churches in Nepal have been attacked over a five-day period by unidentified assailants. The attacks, which began on the 9 May, targeted Mahima Church in Dhangadhi, Emmanuel Church in Kanchanpur and Emmanuel Church Budor in Doti, Western Nepal. Hebron Church in Panchthar, Eastern Nepal was also targeted.
The Nepali government just announced that though all its citizens will be provided with national identity cards, members of religious minorities must submit to greater scrutiny to get their IDs, according to AsiaNews.
Nepal's government has defended a proposed law that Christians say effectively bans evangelism and could lead to a crackdown on devoted believers.
After abolishing Hinduism as its state religion, Nepal is now proposing a new criminal code forbidding a person from one faith to "convert a person, or abet him to change his religion."