Buddhist in Leh protest against Pakistan and Myanmar governments

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Srinagar, Oct 5 (UNI) People at Leh, in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, today took to the streets to protest the demolition of the Lord Buddha statue in Pakistan and killing of Buddhist monks in Myanmar.

Holding placards and criticising the Pakistan and Myanmar goverment's actions, they demanded immediate intervention of the world community in stopping these countries from victimising the members of the Buddhist community.

Led by 500 members of Ad hoc Ladakh Buddhist Association (LBA), the demonstrators criticised the Pakistan government for demolition of the centuries - old statue of Lord Buddha.

They demanded that the statue should be reconstructed again.

The agitators also condemned actions of the Myanmar government against the peaceful Buddhist monks.

Senior LBA leaders later addressed the demonstrators at Polo ground, Leh, before handing over a memorandum to Member of Parliament from Ladakh.

They said the Indian government should take up the matter with Pakistan and Myanmar and convey the sentiments of Buddhists of this country.


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