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Recognition of religion or belief in Nepal

According to the standards set out in the SRR, conditions for RoRB in the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal are classified restrictive.

Recognition of religion or belief in Nepal


  • There exists no state procedures for the recognising or registering of entities as religious entities.

  • Recognition and registration are amalgamated with a focus placed on the latter as legal registration; however, this registration procedure is not distinct for religious entities as secular entities may also use it.

  • Exemptions for Buddhist monasteries suggest a degree of bias within the system in favour of Buddhist institutions; informational requirements for the monastery development seem appropriate but will require continued monitoring to ensure these are not expanded or are misused.

Positive elements:

  • Nil.


  • Establish a recognition system that possesses within its capacities means to existentially recognise and legally register all religious entities simultaneously and a different levels of operation and activity; to become receptive, this system would need to be inclusive of all belief systems and would need to treat all applicants and entities equally regardless of their affiliations.

  • Repeal laws restricting proselytism and any policies of reregistration.

RoRB Topic
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