President, International Buddhist Federation
Siddhartha Nagar, Lumbini Zone, Nepal
Sub:- A case about holy Bodhi Tree of Bodhgaya.
Namaskar, this is to inform you that a case has been filed by Arup Brahmachary,
a young roaming Hindu monk / novice, in the court of the hon'ble Chief Judicial
Magistrate, Gaya, in connection with illegal cut of a live branch of the holy
Bodhi Tree a few months ago. Arup is about 31 year old, may be originally from
West Bengal, and residing in different places of Bodhgaya for the last a few years.
He also raised a voice of protest in the recent past against the NGO activities
in Bodhagaya, specially about their financial mismanagement.
The DM of Gaya, Secretary, Sri K. Charan Singh Yadav, Bhante Bodhi Pal & PRO
of the Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee [ BTMC ], are the named accused in
the case. However, the news got now widely covered here by the local media. This
is for your information.
Yours Priyapal Bhante