Religious freedom is a base of human rights, experts

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Kathmandu - The experts from Nepal and South Korea have said that no State should adopt a single religion as its State religion. 

At an interaction programme on religious freedom and laws, policies and practice in Nepal organized here Sunday, the speakers said that religious freedom is expected for nation building process and development. 

Presenting a working paper, Justice of the Supreme Court, Dr Sallahuddhin Akhtar Siddhiki, said that secularism does not curtail the right to religious freedom, adding the secularism has acknowledged citizen's religious freedom. 

Likewise, two Korean professors also presented their separate working papers during the seminar. 

On the occasion, Chairman of National Human Rights Commission Anup Raj Sharma handed over a bank cheque of Rs 110,101 in prize to SC Justice Siddhiki for his outstanding contribution to human rights protection and justice delivery. 

During the programme, Sharma said that religious freedom is also a base for protection of human rights. 

Chancellor of Nepal Academy Ganga Prasad Upreti also expressed his opinions on the occasion. 


National News Agency, Nepal


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