Discrimination on religious grounds still persists in secular Nepal
In a bid to address the long standing demands of ethnic minorities parliament declared Nepal a secular state on May 18 2006. The declaration ended the country's two-and-half century long distinction as the world's only Hindu state and demolished long-standing cultural disparities.
The declaration of secularism was an attempt to remove a symbol of Nepal as a Hindu nation and bring equality to all religious groups. However indigenous activists still maintain that the state has continued to retain Hinduism.
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