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The Committee on Protection and Preservation of Mount Koubru (COPPK) said that it would not allow any community to erect or lay the foundation stone for a Church, Temple or Mosque, said a released dated on Monday.
It further stated that COPPK with, its motto “Save Mt Koubru,” aims to preserve the ecological balance and biodiversity by minimising the overall human activity in Mt. Koubru.
It also stated that it is highly unfortunate that the “so-called Mahousa Knba Lup” is planning to lay a religious-based foundation stone at the peak of Mt Koubru.
The committee stated that while it respects and sympathises all the religious sentiments of various faiths, it is against the sole objectives of the said committee to allow such human activities in Mt Koubru as it would create an "ecological imbalance."
Besides this, the committee advised all organisations, including the Mahausa Knba Lup to respect and acknowledge the status quo of Mt. Koubru and to not turn the issue into a bone of contention and contestation.
"No platform or forum nor community should try to claim ownership based on a particular religion or faith," the committee stated.
(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)