The constitution of Nepal establishes Nepal as a secular state. However, it defines secularism as “protection of the age-old religion and culture and religious and cultural freedom.” It has provided an individual with all the right to profess and practise one’s own religion.
In general, the constitution and National Penal Code, 2017, prohibits converting persons from one religion to another and prohibits religious behaviour disturbing public order or contrary to public health, decency, and morality. The laws also prohibit both 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 per the law and punishments given in such cases.
1. Injuring shrines or plac
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