The Maoists attacked culture during the war years. Now they want to transform religion. This move is against universal values. It is obvious that this interference is just a ploy to recruit their cadres. It is strange that a minister controls the priests. How can a priest be expected to hand in his resignation at a ministry? The head priest handed in his resignation at the Ministry of Culture a fortnight ago, but it took the ministry only a day to accept his resignation and hurriedly appoint a new one. Those in power may feel that it is right to force the priest to resign - but what if Nepali priests in Indian Hindu temples are treated the same way? The government is so short-sighted that it hasn't even thought about the cultural relationship between India and Nepal.
Head Priest Tulasiram Pokhrel
Karyabinayak Ganesh Temple