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Offences against religion: These 3 acts are punishable in Nepal

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Offences against religion: These 3 acts are punishable in Nepal

constitution of Nepal establishes Nepal as a secular state. However, it defines secularism as “protection of the age-old religion and and religious and cultural freedom.” It provided an individual with all the right to profess and practise ’s own religion.

In general, the constitution and National Penal Code, 2017, prohibits converting persons one religion to another and prohibits religious behaviour disturbing order or contrary to public , decency, and morality. The laws prohibit proselytism and “harming the religious sentiment” of any caste, ethnic community, or class. The National Penal Code, 2017, regulates all offences relating to religion.

Here are offences against religion as the law and punishments given in such cases.

1. Injuring shrines or plac

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