demand for installing idol of Buddha at Kankrebihar


Kathmandu, July 30: Different organisations staged an hour-long sit-in around the Singha Darbar area this morning demanding they should be allowed to install an idol of Lord Buddha at Kankrebihar in Surkhet.

The stakeholders staged the sit-in today as per their second phase protest programme. They have been organizing different protest programmes after the administration did not allow them to install a Bddha idol at Kankrebihar in Surkhet. A Buddhist organisation had made preparation to install the idol at Kankrebihar on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti on May 25.

Vehicular traffic at different areas including Maitighar, Hanumanthan and Bhadrakali was disrupted due to the sit-in organised from 10:00 am.

Representatives of different organisations including Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities, All Nepal Monks Federation, Federation of Indigenous Nationalities Journalists had participated in the sit-in, said Chairman of the Federation of Indigenous Nationalities Journalists, Danda Gurung.

Gurung said that the government could not clarify the reason behind not allowing them to install the idol of Buddha at Kankrebihar and added that the idol should be installed at there as it is a Buddhist shrine.
Objecting the incumbent government's act of not allowing the installation of the idol when the then Finance Minister Barshaman Pun was ready to allocate the budget for the same after visiting the area, Gurung warned of launching strong agitation in the next phase if the government did not address their demands. RSS



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Jagran khabar: demand for installing idol of Buddha at Kankrebihar
demand for installing idol of Buddha at Kankrebihar
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