Maoists have outraged Hindus
New Delhi: Nepal’s Foreign Minister has blamed his Maoist allies for the removal of Indian priests at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu and accused Prime Minister Prachanda of not punishing the people who stormed the shrine on Thursday.
Workers of the Young Communist League (YCL), the youth wing of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), on Thursday defied court orders and appointed their own priests at the temple in place of Indian priests who claim they have been conducting rituals at the shrine for 300 years.
“The Prime Minister and his cadres YCL are responsible for this. This is against Hinduism and this is against Hindu sentiment,” Foreign Minister Upendra Yadav told CNN-IBN from Kathmandu.
“This is an anti-religious move. They are trying to capture the Pashupatinath temple and disturb religious activities.” Yadav accused the Maoists of bringing politics into a “religious matters”.
“We condemn and criticise this. Protests are going on against Maoist activities,” he said.