Ladakh observes bandh against explosion at Bodh Gaya

Srinagar, Publish Date: Jan 22 2018 12:51AM | Updated Date: Jan 22 2018 12:51AM
Ladakh observes bandh against explosion at Bodh Gaya

Ladakh observed a bandh on Sunday in protest against a low-intensity explosion near the Kalchaktra ground in Bodh Gaya, where the Dalai Lama and foreign Buddhist pilgrims, have been camping to participate in a month-long Kalchakra Puja since January 2.

After the explosion, police’s search operation led to the recovery of two cane bombs, one near Gate No.4 of the Mahabodhi temple and another near the Sri Lankan monastery. The bandh was observed in Leh, Zanaskar, Changthang and Nobra on the call of the Ladakh Buddhist Association and All Ladakh Gonpa Association. 

The LBA and the Gonpa Association submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister, home minister and the Bihar chief minister through deputy commissioner Leh, asking for a probe by an independent investigating agency like CBI.

The memorandum said the people of Ladakh strongly condemned the also read that the people of Ladakh strongly condemned the “barbaric act”.

“This discovery of the crude bombs on Friday afternoon is a reminder of the risk that was posed in 2013 of the serial bomb blasts within the Mahabodhi Temple complex. Had the bombs gone off on Friday, casualties would have been massive and such negligence in security arrangements is a very serious concern,” the memorandum said.


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