Save Mount Khangchendzonga, the sacred mountain of Sikkim

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Mount Khangchendzonga, the world's third highest peak, located in Sikkim, the North East of India and one of UNESCO's mixed heritage sites in India is under threat of being exploited by climbers. Over centuries, people of Sikkim have seen the mountain as their guardian deity and have worshiped the mountain. Also over the years, the mountain was off limits to people dwelling with adventure sports owing to religious and cultural sentiments of the people of Sikkim. The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India in its latest circular has opened the gates for people to exploit and climb over Mount Khangchendzonga, a sacred mountain to the people of Sikkim. 

This will bear a lot of religious, cultural and social imbalances in the lives of people of Sikkim for our guardian deity is being exposed. Some places have to be kept as sacred and as pious as they are and I urge the Government of India to delist the name of the holy mountain from the mountains open for summit.   

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