Audio slideshow: Grave issue

The Himalayan country of Nepal is predominantly Hindu, but over the past few decades Christianity has grown in popularity - especially amongst poor and tribal Nepalis, attracted by the opportunity to escape the rigid caste system.

As the religion grows, the question of where to locate graveyards is causing friction between Christian communities and the government.

Until recently, Christians in Nepal's capital Kathmandu could bury their dead in the grounds of the Hindu Pashupatinath Temple. But the temple authorities now say there is no space for more bodies. Take a look with Dr Sundar Thapa, chairman of the New Constitution for the Christian Community in Nepal.

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Audio by Joanna Jolly. Photography by Roger Norum. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley.

Publication date 11 April 2011.

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