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Scholars want Henan to end destruction of mlns of graves

By Guo Kai (Global Times)

09:47, November 09, 2012

Twenty-six scholars across the country called on local governments on Thursday to stop destroying tombs, after media reports showed that a tomb destruction campaign has been-carried out across Henan Province this year.

In an open letter published on the Internet, the scholars believe the tomb removal in Henan has infringed on peoples' freedom to worship, devastated Chinese culture and hurt the public's feelings.

"The campaign should be stopped as soon as possible and the local government should properly deal with the aftermath," the appeal said.

The Xinhua News Agency released a report Saturday on the tomb removal campaign in Henan Province, saying the city of Zhoukou, Henan Province, pushed forward the campaign to remove more than 2 million tombs this year and regain about 30,000 mu (about 2,000 hectares).

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