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Religious Defiance Meets Legal Consequences in Luweero District

A unique clash between religious beliefs and government mandates has unfolded in Luweero District, with a self-proclaimed ‘Jesus’ facing legal action for obstructing the 2024 census. Navers Veran, leader of the King of Star Glopper of Eden Church, and his followers believe that their religious convictions exempt them from participating in the National Housing and Population Census.

However, this stance has led to a confrontation with the law, as Veran and a fellow believer, Erishani Day Gresher, were arrested and remanded to prison for their refusal to cooperate with census enumerators. The court’s decision to remand them without bail underscores the seriousness with which the government views the obstruction of its programs.

The incident has sparked debate about the balance between religious freedom and civic duty. While individuals are entitled to their beliefs, the government asserts that certain responsibilities, such as participating in the census, are essential for the collective well-being of the nation.

As the case progresses, it will be closely watched for its implications on the relationship between religious practices and government initiatives.


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