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Nepal province govt upset over Indian TV channels showing Muktinath visuals

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

The of Nepal's Province No 4 has expressed his discontent over Indian television channels broadcasting visuals from inside the holy temple of during the recent visit of

expressed dissatisfaction after the Indian media aired footage of the temple in district which went live on their channels despite restrictions on using cameras within the temple complex.

Many temples in prohibit people to capture photos of prime religious sites.

had reached at temple early morning on May 12 and performed a special homage, which was telecast live by Indian channels.

Muktinath, is a holy shrine which attracts both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims alike. Hindus consider the deity of the temple as Lord Vishnu, while Buddhists worship it as their deity Padmasambhava.

However, and former minister Romy Gauchan, who hails from Mustang, said he does not agree with the view, adding that Modi's visit has helped in promoting tourism in Nepal's mountainous region.

Every year thousands of pilgrims, mostly from South India, visit Muktinath, he told

"We had even tried to invite to during his last visit in 2015," he said.

He said the region can be a gateway to the holy site of Kailash-Mansarovar in Tibet, if a few hundred kilometres of motorable road could be built the site which is just 600 kms from Muktinath, he said.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 20:50 IST
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