Sunday, 1st March 2015

Nepal's Muslims forced into abortions and contraceptives

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A number of Muslim leaders in Nepal have complained that non-governmental organizations operating in the country have been forcing Muslim women to use contraception and get abortions.

Nepalese Muslim leader from Banke district Hassan Miya told AsiaNews that humanitarian aid organizations "impose contraception, abortion and family planning on Muslim women from the poorest districts. If these do not agree, they lose access to humanitarian aid and the ability to send their children to schools for free. This is really a despicable method that goes against our faith and exploits our poverty."

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