by Lindsay Steele
Mission Network News
If the country were declared a Hindu nation, religious minorities–including Christians–would face restrictions in sharing and practicing their faith legally. There would also be strict anti-conversion laws.
Hindu activists marched through streets and clashed with police demanding the country be declared a Hindu nation. Around 40 people have died in the violence, including 11 policemen and one child, according to the Guardian News.
Voting took place in the last days, and despite activists’ violent protests, only 21 lawmakers in the 601-seat constituent assembly voted in support of making the country a Hindu nation once again.
Nepal has been declared a secular nation.
“I honestly think that this is the answer to tens of thousands of people’s prayers throughout the world,” Yohannan says. “What does it mean for God’s work? I think this is an answer to prayer, and our God is going to continue to use these people to help you understand the love of Christ...”