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Sunday, August 4, 2013



Kathmadu, 5 Aug.:  The dispute over the installation of a Buddha statue at Kakrebihar in the district has now reached to the court, RSS reports from Surkhet.

Padam Dev Giri, President of the Kankre Bihar Historic, Archeological Treasures Protection Committee and Lil Bahadur Bhandari of Latikoili VDC on Sunday lodged a writ petition at the Appellate Court here demanding that the court issue an appropriate order barring installation of the Buddha statue at the archeological site.

In the writ, the plaintiffs have argued that the Buddha statue was being installed at Kakrebihar, a place with archeological, historical and tourism importance, in contravention of the Forest Act and the forest conservation action plan.

The writ petition states that the District Development Committee (DDC), the District Administration Office and the District Forest Office's recommendation to the government allowing for the installation of the statue is illegal.

The dispute relates to the attempt by various Buddhist organisations and indigenous communities to install a Buddha statue in Kankre Bihar on May 25, 2013 on the occasion of the 2557th birth anniversary of the Buddha and opposition to it.

The Buddhist organisations and indigenous communities are holding protest programmes in the capital Kathmandu to press for their demand.


Kathmandu. 5 Aug.: Some 250 households at Hadiya VDC-4 in the district are at risk after local Bhuduli River swept away the embankment, said local Ram Bahdur Danuwar, RSS reports from Udayapur. .

Though it was frequently reported to the VDC and DDC office, no action has been taken yet, said local Jit Bahdur Rai. People are living in constant fear of their houses being swept away by landslide.

They cannot even sleep well at night due to the fear of flood in the area since long, said Durga Danuwar.

Hundreds bighas of land has been swept away by the flooded river in the area but no preventive measures have been carried out by the government side, locals complained.

The embankment was constructed nearly 31 years back and is almost in a dilapidated condition.


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