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."
A legislative panel in Nepal proposed keeping a ban on religious conversions in the country's new constitution.
A militant underground group that once forced hundreds of government officials into resigning is now threatening Christian clergy with violence if they do not give in to its extortion demands.