Nepal Christians demand separate burial ground

The Christians of Nepal threatened nationwide hunger strike if its demand for a separate burial ground is not met.

Kathmandu: The Christian community of Nepal
has threatened to launch a nationwide hunger strike if its
demand for a separate burial ground in the capital is not
met.

Theo Christian Burial Space National Struggle Committee
has set Monday as the deadline for addressing their issue.

"After Monday, we will stage a relay hunger strike
outside the Ministry of Culture at Singha Durbar secretariat,"
said CB Gahatraj, general secretary of the struggle committee.

"The government has ignored our demands."
He said that even the committee formed under the
Culture Ministry to recommend appropriate burial spaces has
not done anything so far.

On October 3, the government had formed a seven
member committee to suggest appropriate burial site for the
Christians, Kirati and Muslim communities living in the
Capital.

The committee with one month`s mandate has not done
anything so far, he said.

PTI

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