A Christianity promoter has been sentenced to three years’ prison by Gelephug District court last week charging him for attempting to promote civil unrest.
Prem Singh Gurung from Tarithang was arrested on May 21 as he was found screening movies on Christianity in Simkharkha and Gonggaon, two remote villages in Bhutan.
Prem Sing has been accused of screening Christian movies unlike his commitment to the villagers to showing them the nepali movies.
Gelephu police filed the case on July 23 and charged him for the promotion of civil unrest, and violation of sections 105(1) and 110 of Bhutan information, communication and media act, which says that a producer or owner or importer of any film, which is intended for public exhibition by any mode of information and communication technology or media within Bhutan, shall submit the film for examination; and failure to comply with the requirement shall be an offence.
None of the concerned authorities commented on the case and the verdict.
interestingly, although the country has termed it ” secular”, people’s right to exercise their religious practices still seem snatched by the government.