Kathmandu, Feb. 12 -- After widespread criticism from conservationists, activists and locals, the Pashupati Area Development Trust has removed the concrete fill from the 12 pits that were dug for the reconstruction of the earthquake-damaged Vishwarup temple.

The trust had used concrete in the UNESCO World Heritage Site without consulting the Department of Archaeology and the local body.

The Post had run a story on 'unilateral and unlawful' decision made by the trust on February 8.

After complaints from locals and conservationists, Deputy Mayor of Kathmandu Hari Prabha Khadgi, Narottam Baidya, a member of Province 3, Ram Krishna Shrestha, chairperson of Kathmandu Ward-9, cultural activists, conservationists and journalists had visited t...