Seven people, including proprietors of two private schools, were arrested on 9 June in Dolakha district, Nepal, accused of converting others to Christianity because they were distributing Bible handbooks to children.
Those arrested were the principals of Mount Valley Boarding School and Modern Nepal School and some of the staff of Teach Nepal, a Christian voluntary organisation.
Both principals are Christians and organise extra-curriculum activities for their students as a part of their school program.
They had distributed a handkerchief and the handbook named “A Great Story” to 885 students.
According to reports, police are now preparing to file a case against those detained under Article 26 (3) of the constitution that makes it punishable by law to convert a person of one religion to another.
Sources: World Evangelical Alliance, Eurasia Review