Notice served on 55 Bodh Gaya monasteries for alleged violation of building rules; Anil Kumar Ojha; Hindustan Times

India – Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya

The Bodh Gaya nagar panchayat initiated the action after a petition was filed by the hoteliers’ Association and the mukhiya sangh in the Patna high court against “violation of building rules and conversion of monasteries into guest houses and hotels”.

GAYA: The Bodh Gaya Nagar Panchayat has served notices on 55 foreign Buddhist monasteries for allegedly violating building laws and running commercial activity from there.

The circle office at Bodh Gaya, 111 kms south of Patna, has initiated a separate inquiry to find out violation of building norms by any monastery and structure that may have illegally come up on the land distributed among Dalits and homeless by the Bihar government in the 1980s.

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