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…

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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…

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A shot to the heart of peace

  The Nepal-India border in the Far-West became the venue of Nepal’s new unrest, leaving one protester shot dead, while in the meantime the East’s Saptari had seen five Madeshi protesters dead. Demonstrations continue… The border between India and Nepal is traditionally open for Nepalis and Indians to cross any time, and only when goods…

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Holy Holi – boons granted by Tapasya are not a guarantee

When boons are acquired by demons, they always use these powers to harm living beings. Holika’s story, remembered during the Hindu Festival of Holi, has much in common with the events connected to “Maha Sambodhi Maitriya” – Ram Bomjon. Holi celebrates the victory of devotion to God over magical powers granted by Tapasya, while Ram…

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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…

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