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Tawang monastery threatened by landslides

 ITANAGAR, Sept 24 Unusual landslides have threatened the existence of the world famous Tawang Monastery in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, bordering China.

 Unprecedented heavy rainfall continues to trigger 4-5 metre landslides around the monastery for the past several days causing concern for the district administration, official sources said today.

State chief secretary Yeshi Tsering, along with Tawang deputy comissioner Kemo Lollen visited the landslide affected areas near Tawang Monastery on Saturday to take stock of the situation.

The chief secretary stressed on initiating a multi-pronged and multi-disciplinary action to protect the age-old monument. He said that a high level technical committee would be constituted to study the problem of the site.

The Tawang Monastery was built in 1681. It is one of the largest Buddhist monasteries in India. PTI

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