Buddhists protest in Siliguri against Bodh Gaya blasts

Siliguri (West Bengal), July 12 (ANI): Upset over the recent explosions at the famed Mahabodhi Temple complex in Bodh Gaya, Bihar, Buddhists in Siliguri, West Bengal, staged silent protests.

From women to children, the Buddhist protestors demanded more safety for their religious centres in India.

The secretary of the All Buddhist Organisations of North-Bengal, Sonal Lama, said: "This rally has been organised to protest against the explosions inside the Mahabodhi Temple of Bodh Gaya on July 7 by all the Buddhist groups in North Bengal."

Ten bombs exploded at the Mahabodhi Temple complex, where the Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment. Two persons were injured in the incidents, in what the government described as a "terror" attack.

The Mahabodhi Temple complex was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 2002. (ANI)