What is religious freedom? The freedom to practise the religion of one's choice or the freedom to convert others?

As we all know, Nepal, previously the only Hindu Kingdom in this world is now a secular republic. As I was trawling through the net to while away my time, I came across this provocative article titled Nepal: Religious freedom at Risk published on an Australian website. From the title alone, one gets the feeling that people in Nepal have no freedom to pursue to religion of their choice. But if you read the article further, this reason is otherwise........

The 2007 interim constitution – which was drafted by a committee representing all major parties to replace the one promulgated by the monarchy in 1990, and which currently governs Nepal, states that a person may only practice religion as passed down to him/her from ancient times and bans proselytization.

Chapter 2 of the Draft for the new Constitution redefines the "Right to Religious Freedom" as: "Every person shall have the freedom to profess, practice and preserve his or her own religion in accordance with his or her faith, or to refrain from any religion...... provided that no person shall be entitled to act contrary to public health, decent behaviour and morality, to indulge in activities of jeopardizing public peace or to convert a person from one religion to another, and no person shall act or behave in a manner which may infringe upon religion of others.."

The Committee on Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles which has come up with the draft has 43-members which include Muslims, and people from Nepal's ethnic minorities. Unfortunately, there are no Christians in the Committee as the article states.  Even though the Committee has no Christian representatives, it has received input from Christian missionaries who specifically want the freedom to convert. This has been rejected on the basis that the majority of the people in Nepal do not want this.

Now the writer of this article claims that because the new Constitution of Nepal (when it is formed) does not allow the right to convert, it does not allow religious freedom. My question is this - Is religious freedom the right to follow the religion of your choice or the right to convert others using various means of persuasion? What is interesting is that no member of other religions in Nepal including Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Kirat, Bon etc. see this as an issue. Only the Christian missionaries see this as a restriction on religious freedom. Why is it so? Any comments readers!