§ 36. Mr. Wainwright
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the answer of 11 June, Official Report, column 309, what information he has now received concerning the persecution of Christians in Nepal.
§ Mr. Eggar
We have received further details of the incident referred to on 11 June by my hon. Friend the Member for Bournemouth, East (Mr. Atkinson). On 5 April an Indian priest and two Indian nuns were arrested in eastern Nepal. They have since been released from detention on bail. The Indian church authorities have complained about their treatment during detention. The matter is now the subject of court proceedings in Nepal.