Nepali Christians have had difficulties to find a place to bury Christian deads
April 30, 2015
With more than 4,000 people dead from Nepal’s worst earthquake since 1934, the tragedy will likely revive an ongoing debate over burial rituals.
Nepal’s minority Christians and Muslims favor burying their dead, while its majority Hindus prefer cremation. Plans to establish official cemeteries for Christians, who have tripled in number since the Hindu monarchy was abolished in 2006, have not resolved tensions [see below].
World Watch Monitor offers an in-depth report on the issues facing Nepalese Christians, including how a new constitution enshrining religious freedoms continues to be delayed.
( This text is published before the Earthquake disaster)