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‘Cancel GO on transfer of Buddhist sites to Navy

VISAKHAPATNAM: Despite stiff opposition from Vizagites, Congress government is making all efforts to destroy centuries-old Buddhist sites in Visakhapatnam district, said Governing Body Member

Published: 23rd January 2012 04:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:20 PM   |  A+A-

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The Buddhist site at Thatikonda in Visakhapatnam.

VISAKHAPATNAM: Despite stiff opposition from Vizagites, Congress government is making all efforts to destroy centuries-old Buddhist sites in Visakhapatnam district, said Governing Body Member of All India Lay-Buddhist Organisation (AILBO), K Venkata Ramana Rao.

Talking to mediapersons here on Sunday, Rao said according to GO no-37 issued on January 18, three acres of land at Thotlakonda Buddhist site in Visakhapatnam should be transferred to the Indian Navy to lay down a road to facilitate passage to a Navy site.

The Indian Navy had contended that there was only one way to reach its site, near the Thotlakonda Buddhist site unless a road was laid leading to it. Consequently, the Congress government issued a GO allowing transfer of three acres of land the Indian Navy.



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