Iden­tity Co­nun­drum

In Nepal, voices against the secular sta­tus of the coun­try are gain­ing mo­men­tum.

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Voices against the secular sta­tus of Nepal are gain­ing mo­men­tum in the coun­try.

MBy Jave­ria Shakil any peo­ple, if asked to name the world’s only Hindu king­dom, would say In­dia. That is not cor­rect. While In­dia has the world’s largest pop­u­la­tion of Hin­dus, it is not a Hindu state per se. It is a secular na­tion with no of­fi­cial state reli­gion. Till 2006, Nepal was the sole Hindu king­dom in the world. It had been ruled by kings since the mid-18th cen­tury. The last monarch of Nepal was King Gya­nen­dra who re­lin­quished his post in 2006 af­ter a long civil war which left in its wake thou­sands dead and hun­dreds miss­ing.

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