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HALT UNWHOLESOMELY PROVOCATIVE CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES IN ALIGADAWA, UTTAR PRADESH

Posted by worldamity on March 24, 2010

B. K. Rana wrote an open letter to the governor of Uttar Pradesh, India regarding fake Lumbini construction activities going on there. Here is the full text of the letter:

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE GOVERNER OF UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA

March 23, 2010

Shri B. L. Joshi
Governor of Uttar Pradesh,
Lucknow, India

Your Excellency Governor,

With due respect and profound belief, we are writing this open letter to you to draw your benign attention, to a very sensitive issue of which Your Excellency and the Uttar Pradesh Government seem to have been put behind lambrequin by some people in the administration that some kinds of archaeologically unwholesome construction works to build another Lumbini and other Buddhist historical sites are in progress in Aligadawa, Uttar Pradesh that you govern nowadays.

We actually do not believe in these kinds of activities whatsoever as the Uttar Pradesh Government Official Website does clearly recognize Lumbini, the birth place of the Buddha being in Nepal. And so does the Embassy of India in Kathmandu also in its reference map for recent and upcoming Indian-assisted projects putting Kapilvastu in Nepal as well.

The media have reported that hundreds of millions of rupees have already been spent on the construction works. By 2012 the Uttar Pradesh Government will have constructed other archaeological sites as: Deva Daha, Tilaurakot or Kapilvastu, including Lumbini in Aligadawa – the media further add.

What is even startling, as reported, is that bricks and other essential construction materials are being purchased from old houses in the vicinity so that the construction works would look older and archaeologically authentic.

We hereby, with this background information, therefore would like to remind you of the archaeological evidence of present Lumbini and other Buddhist sites and sincerely request to issue a halt order against such kinds of provocative activities which may annoy the people of Nepal and strain our bilateral relation.

Sincerely yours,

B. K. Rana,
The Himalayan Voice
http://thehimalayanvoice.blogspot.com/

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