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ASI to assess any damage to Mahabodhi temple: Katoch

Last Updated: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 00:23

New Delhi: The Archaeological Survey of India will assess if there was any damage to the Mahabodhi temple in the blasts that rocked Bodh Gaya earlier this month, the government on Wednesday said.

"Though Bodh Gaya temple is not a centrally protected monument it is a World Heritage Site. ASI has been directed to quickly assess whether there has been any damage to the site to take remedial steps as required," Minister of Culture Chandresh Kumari Katoch said in a statement.

She, however, maintained that there was no damage to the temple, the Bodhi tree and structures in the vicinity.

She also said that ASI Director General has informed that a team of officials from Patna has been asked visit Bodh Gaya.


First Published: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 00:23

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