On Thursday Maoists and cadres of the Young Communist League (YCL) in Nepal stormed Nepal's holiest temple Pashupatinath defying Nepal's Supreme Court order of staying the appointment of Maoist appointed priests . Since the 18th century, Nepal had been following the tradition of appointing priests from southern India, known for its orthodoxy and knowledge of intricate vedic rituals. Since the new appointments, the icon, which attracts thousands of devotees from all over the world, has not been worshipped as per tradition. It was for the first time in the last 300 years that no prayers were offered for a day at Pashupatinath temple.
Some 100 Maoist cadres on Sunday attacked the Pashupatinath temple caretakers who were protesting appointment of local priests in place of Indians, injuring 10 people in their latest assault on the shrine.
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