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New Era of Hostility in Nepal – September 19th 2019

Morning Star News, September 16, 2019

Hindu extremist threats have driven a pastor in Nepal into hiding following a leak onto social media of an interview he gave on his journey to Christ.

Pastor Giri has received death threats and has changed his phone number, but his family and friends are also receiving threatening calls.

The Himalayan country has become increasingly radicalized and Pastor Giri, 59, has been unable to return home from ministry travels since a video of his comments hit YouTube in mid-August.

“It is the first time a Christian in Nepal has been targeted for sharing on social media about his past religion and introduction into Christianity,” according to legal advocacy group Alliance Defending Freedom. “Hindu fundamentalist groups linked to prominent political leaders are taking interest in this video.”