Posted by: becketfund | June 6, 2007

Kazakhstan: Hare Krishna Community Ordered to Demolish Temple

Forum 18 reports that a local administrative official in Almaty, Kazakhstan, has ordered the city’s Hare Krishna community to demolish their own temple and the other buildings on their property within ten days, saying that authorities will do it for them if they cannot meet the deadline themselves. The government has sought to destroy the property for the last three years, threatening the community and occasionally demolishing buildings owned by the community, including an attempt in May.

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