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Protest over temple priests continue

world Updated: Jan 07, 2009 00:07 IST
Anirban Roy

Even after the ban on protests and rallies around Pashupatinath temple, people on Tuesday continued with demonstrations close to the holiest Hindu shrine of Nepal.

The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PDAT) on Monday evening had announced ban on protests and rallies in and around the 17th century shrine as the disapproval over the appointment of two Nepali priests had resulted in a violent protest.

The Bhandaris (junior priests) of the shrine have also reportedly extended support to the protests on Tuesday, which interrupted vehicular movement in Gaushala and Chahabil areas.

The protesters shouted slogans against the Maoist-led government and demanded resignation of Prime Minister Prachanda.