Maharajganj (public): A protest was held against the Ramkatha discourse organized in Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha. Buddhists took to the streets of Lumbini to protest and demand the cancellation of the ramkata, which will take place from Tuesday night. When the stoning occurred, the police had to use force to handle the matter. Meanwhile, storyteller Murali Bapu arrived in Lumbini on Monday.
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Those involved in the Buddhist protests say Lumbini’s Ramkata has no positive impact on Buddhism and heritage. Samithi said Ram Katha’s preaching degraded Lumbini’s dignity and had to fight in the streets. He said Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha, is a Buddhist-only center of faith and non-Buddhists will not attend the event. At the same time, hundreds of activists from Hindu groups began shouting pro-Ramkata slogans on the road in protest of the actions of Buddhist adherents. Omkar Tiwari, leader of the Nepal Bharatiya Janata Party, said some people were trying to unnecessarily spoil the mood by blowing up the issue. People also hit the road. Rupandehi SP He said that Lavinder Legmi has a good atmosphere. Bapu’s Ramkatha begins in Lumbini on Tuesday.
Murari Bapu, a reciter of Ramkatha, was greeted with a rousing welcome when he landed on a charter flight at Siddharth International Airport in Bhairawa at 4pm on Monday. He was welcomed by his program coordinator, Mr Rajesh Aggarwal, and his former Nepalese Home Minister, Mr Bal Krishna Khand. Bapu arrived in Bhairawa on a chartered flight from Delhi and from there on to Lumbini.