Nepali Muslims Demand a Hindu State
An unusual situation is noticed in Nepal in which Muslims in the country strongly demanded a Hindu nation. Muslims in Nepal demanded that their country should be given back the Hindu identity as they feel that they are secure under Hindu state rather than secular state. “It is to protect Islam. I have opened my mouth demanding that Nepal be declared a Hindu state in order to protect my own religion,” said Amjad Ali, chairman of the Rapti Muslim Society. CPN-UML CA member Anarkali Miya said that she had personally experienced Christian missionaries trying to influence people from other faiths to follow Christianity. “I believe Nepal should not adopt secularism. It will only create more problems in future,” said Miya.
“Turning the country secular is nothing but a design to break the longstanding unity among Muslims and Hindus. So there is no alternative to reinstating the country’s old Hindu State identity in order to allow fellow citizens live with religious tolerance,” Babu Khan Pathan, chairperson of the Rastrabadi Muslim Manch Nepalgunj. Udbudhin Fru, chairman of Muslim Mukti Morcha affiliated to the UCPN (Maoist) also discussed increased propagation of Christianity in Nepal. Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal, a pro-monarchy party and some other pro-Hindu organisations have been protesting since a few days that Nepal has to be reverted to Hindu state and now, Muslims also showed their support for the campaign. It is known that in 2008, Nepal was announced a secular state after Monarchy was abolished.