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Query Responses

Query responses are replies to focused queries or requests for Information that are submitted in the course of the refugee status determination process.
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Nepal: 1. Is the practice of Christianity or any other religion legal in Nepal? 2. Is proselytizing legal in Nepal? 3. What is the Nepali government's attitude towards religion and religious practice in Nepal, in particular towards Christianity? 4. What is the attitude of Nepal's dominant religious groups, who are Hindus, towards other religious groups including Christian groups? 5. Do Hindu converts to another religion including Christianity face family, community and societal problems and, if yes, what is the nature of these problems? 6. What state protection would be afforded to Hindus who convert to Christianity who suffer any type of harm from Hindus, Hindu religious groups, family members, community and the society?

29 October 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Nepal: Information on ethnic Nepalese from Bhutan in Nepal: Living conditions in refugee camps, access to work, education, health care, etc.

14 August 2009 | Publisher: Ireland: Refugee Documentation Centre | Document type: Query Responses

Nepal: 1. Where is Nuwakot in Nepal? 2. Please provide a brief outline of the structure and beliefs of the Communist Party of Nepal (UML) and the Maoists, particularly how they differ. 3. Are Maoists required to become a member of the UML? 4. Please provide any information on whether the Maoists recruit members from lower castes. 5. Please provide an update on the current situation in relation to army activity against the Maoists

26 February 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Nepal: 1. Please provide information on the Gurung ethnic minority. Is the Gurung an ethnic group and a caste? 2. Please provide information on the Newar caste in Nepal. 3. How prevalent is intercaste marriage? Is there any information suggesting that persons belonging to different castes who marry or have relationships suffer discrimination or more serious mistreatment for reason of their intercaste relationship? 4. Since the establishment of new constitutional arrangements in Nepal has there been a change in social attitudes to the caste based system? Does the state now provide greater protection for persons who fear harm for reasons of caste based discrimination or persecution? 5. Is there any evidence to suggest that there is greater freedom of religion in Nepal since the beginning of 2007? Is there any information on whether converts to Christianity would suffer harm for reasons of their conversion? Would the state authorities provide protection to converts who might be threatened by members of their family or members of the community who oppose their conversion?

21 January 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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