Nepal political party demands government to declare country as Hindu state

Vastavam web: A right-wing political party in Nepal has demanded the government to declare the country as a Hindu state by revoking the provision of secularism. Nepal was declared a secular state in 2008 after the success of the people’s movement of 2006 that saw the abolition of monarchy. Rastriya Prajatantra Party, led by former deputy premier Kamal Thapa, in a memorandum handed to Prime Minister K P Oli demanded that Nepal should be declared a Hindu state with complete religious freedom by revoking the provision of secularism. The party also demanded a referendum on whether to continue with federalism or not. Hinduism is the largest religion of Nepal.