Nepal Bans Pilgrimages to Temples after April Quake


NEPAL, May 28, 2015 (Ecumenical News): Nepalese authorities have imposed a ban on visiting places of worship such as temples in the country, saying the earthquake that struck Kathmandu last month puts the stability of the structures in question. The country is still reeling from the temblor and the government says it is needs to temporarily stop local people and foreigners from visiting Hindu and Buddhist temples. The ban applies especially to temples whose structures could have been compromised. Only a few temples survived the earthquake, which directly affected 14 of the 75 districts in Nepal, but authorities are worried its structural integrity could be compromised. They suspect the structures could give way to the slightest aftershock, or worse, to heavy rains as the monsoon season approaches.

Source: Hinduism Today