Khum Bahadur Khadka wrongly claims 94% Nepalis are Hindu

Sujit Mainali / August 24, 2015

Hindi Religion

Devotees at Kal Bhairav shrine at Basantapur, Kathmandu.

Nepali Congress central committee member Khum Bahadur Khadka speaking at a function organized by the World Hindu Federation in Kathmandu on 26 July, 2015 claimed that 94% people in Nepal are Hindu.

At the function organized to discuss the preliminary draft of the constitution, Khadka speaking in Hindi said, “94% (people) in Nepal are Hindu, they follow Sanatana Hinduism.”

Click here to listen to the audio of his speech.

However, the national census conducted in 2011 by the Central Bureau of Statistics says only 81.3% people of Nepal are Hindu.

Click here to read the census report.

Therefore, Khadka’s claim is wrong.

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