Religion change can invite religious conflict: Kamal Thapa

Kamal Thapa

KATHMANDU, March 1: Rastriya Prajatantra Party Chair Kamal Thapa has said that the culture of changing religious identity can be a source of religious conflict in the country.

Thapa, who is lobbying for reinstating Nepal as Hindu kingdom, added that the increasing trend of shifting from one religion to another is endangering the country’s cultural and religious identity.

“It is also threatening the religious tolerance and integrity among people of Nepal,” he said addressing a program at Urlabari of Morang district on Friday. He, however, added he is “not the opposer of any religion”.

Thapa is currently on ‘Mechi Mahakali National Dignity Campaign’ with a purpose to create awareness and exert pressure to restore Nepal’s status of hindu state. The campaign began from Taplejung on February 27. Thapa has argued that secularism is weakened the nationality. Nepal was declared a secular state following the 2006 April uprising.

People are being lured and deceived to change their religious identity.

“This has also put Bouddha, Kirant and other religions at risk,” he added.

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