Religious Practices, Discrimination and Gender Violence

An article of  about the 2011 rape of a Nepalese Tamang Buddhist nun and her consequent expulsion from her monastery and order. Source: Violence not our culture "A joint statement supported by 15 organisations ... condemned the attack but said she had lost her celibacy and her religious status. The rejection triggered widespread debate, with... Continue Reading →


When Nepalese Buddhists failed to follow Buddha’s compassion

The 2011 gang-rape of a Buddhist nun shows us the sad picture of declining Buddhism in Nepal, which is often more intermingled with superstition and misogny than with Buddha's teachings of compassion Karuna. This story also gives a taste of how Buddhist monks could have been involved in abductions, beatings, tortures and rapes masterminded by... Continue Reading →

Human sacrifice case in Nepal

A 10-years old boy was killed as human sacrifice to heal an illness in Parasi, Nawalparasi District, in July 2015. When I first heard about such stories from an educated Christian pastor, I was convinced that these stories about sacrificing children in contemporary Nepal are made up by Christians as propaganda against Hindus. I wish... Continue Reading →

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