Pakistan To Restore More Than 400 Hindu Temples, At Present Only 20 Are Operational

Imran Khan led Pakistani administration has decided to reopen Hindu temples in the Muslim country. The Pakistani Government has announced that 400 temples will be restored. Pakistani PM has finally responded to the long held demanded by the Hindus.

Many temples were either encroached upon local strongmen after partition while many ended up being used a common facility and many were even turned to madrassas.

The process of restoring the temples will start with two historic holy places in Pakistan, Sialkot and Peshawar. Sialkot has Jagannath Temple and over 1000 year old Shivalaya Teja Singh which will be restored.

Shivalaya Tej Singh temple was functional till 1992 but after the Babri Masjid demolition, it was attacked by a mob and left abandoned.

Pakistan court has declared the Goraknath temple in Peshawar as a heritage site. Temples are functional in Sindh, 4 in Punjab, 3 In Balochistan and 2 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

All Pakistan Hindu Rights Movements conducted a survey across the country and found that there were 428 Hindu temples at the time of Partition and 408 of these temples were converted into schools, government offices, restaurants, and toy stores after 1990.

Imran Khan is going to reconstruct the temples and hand it over to the Hindu community of Pakistan. Imran Khan is doing the peace gestures with the neighbouring country India after the Pulwama attack.

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