Who Is Most Vulnerable To Persecution?
Those who have left Hinduism to follow Jesus are most vulnerable to persecution from their families and communities. Pressure on converts to Christianity is stronger in the countryside than in urban areas.
Christians who are members of indigenous groups also face persecution. Nepal has a rich diversity of tribes and clans where ethnic cultures, traditions, and rituals are seen as very important. Once people convert to Christianity, they stop taking part in many of these traditions and are considered outcasts by the community. They might also be subjected to violent forms of persecution.