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