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Lahore's only Hindu temple demolished




jake3d
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The hindus have become so spineless, that no one has come out against this.




Civilized people usually ignore the ignorant. Be it in India or west.

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Post ID: 79117 15-06-06 08:29:17
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dfwrp
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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1651924.cms

Temple was not demolished

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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1651924.cms

Temple was not demolished



i.e., Tai Tai Phuuuuuuussssss :D

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Post ID: 79172 15-06-06 17:19:29
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mails4sagar
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Originally posted by dfwrp

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1651924.cms

Temple was not demolished




Should the people who report such "fasle" stories be arrested and charged/tried for inciting/inflaming "religious hatred" ???




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Post ID: 79177 15-06-06 18:30:48
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Pramod Chopra
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Originally posted by mails4sagar

Quote:
Originally posted by dfwrp

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1651924.cms

Temple was not demolished




Should the people who report such "fasle" stories be arrested and charged/tried for inciting/inflaming "religious hatred" ???







The OP quoted and Indian News Paper carrying this story and the Indian News Paper quoted a 'very reputed' Pakistani Newspaper originating this story in their 28th May 2006 Issue. Please see this http://www.dawn.com/2006/05/28/nat23.htm

If the link does not work, then here is the story from DAILY DAWN from Pakistan, who I believe must be telling truth and now it seems that the Pakistani Foreing Ministry is trying to do the damage control.

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THE DAWN

May 28, 2006 Sunday Rabi-us-Sani 29, 1427



Another temple is no more


By Our Staff Reporter

LAHORE, May 27: In violation of its own scheme for management and disposal of urban evacuee properties, the Evacuee Trust Property Board (EPTB) has allowed a jeweller to demolish a Hindu temple and construct a commercial building in its place at Wachhowali in Rang Mahal.

The EPTB Scheme for Management and Disposal of Urban Evacuee Trust Properties, 1977, categorically prohibits the sale or demolition of an evacuee trust property which is part of appurtenance to a shrine, a religious place or a building of historical or architectural importance.

Wachhowali, a narrow commercial and residential lane reached through Sooha Bazar and Chhatta Bazaar, is to Lahore what Katas is to Pakistan because of the presence of several Hindu temples, which are managed and maintained by the EPTB.

Each temple is rented out by the EPTB to several tenants for residential as well as commercial purposes. None of the temples located in Wachhowali and maintained by the EPTB is in good shape. However, this is for the first time since its establishment that the board has allowed demolition of a worship place and approved the construction of a commercial building in its place.

The Krishna Mandir, where the influential jeweller has been allowed to build a commercial plaza, was probably the only Hindu temple which still had remnants of a place of worship. This no longer is the case because the entire building, except a small portion facing the Wachhowali lane, has already been brought down by the developer.

One of the 16 former tenants of the temple told Dawn last week that the board had approved the demolition of the structure and the construction of a commercial building in its place about a year or more ago. We were evicted from the temple some six months back, he said. The tenants protested against the decision, but later accepted it, fearing the use of muscle by the developer.

When a Dawn photographer visited the place early this week to take pictures of whatever was left of the temple, he was immediately surrounded by the henchmen of the developer. Leave this place, they told him. This is private property. We have invested millions of rupees. It has nothing to do with the EPTB. There was no Hindu temple here. If you are looking for a temple, go look a little farther, they told him when he insisted on taking a picture of the remnants of the temple.

It is not yet clear as to under which law or rule the EPTB has sold the property and approved the demolition of the temple. When contacted on telephone for comments, the EPTB deputy administrator-I, Lahore, Wahab Gull refused to talk on the issue, saying: If you want to talk about the temple, call the administrator.

The EPTB administrator Javed Bashir, however, could not be contacted despite repeated attempts as, his staff said, he was out of the office. Nor did he return the call.

It is pertinent to mention that more than a decade ago, the main, wooden gate of the temple was stolen. However, a well-known socialite returned the door after the matter was raised in newspapers. The door is said to be rotting in one of the offices of the EPTB.

It may also be recalled that an 11-marla evacuee trust property inside Yakki Gate has been encroached upon by a developer and a market built on the premises in connivance with the officials of the board.

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Post ID: 79180 15-06-06 19:47:49
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mails4sagar
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Quote:
Originally posted by Pramod Chopra


Only God knows what the truth is.






Hmmmmmmm..............


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Post ID: 79181 15-06-06 20:08:42
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amitcr
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The whole world knows what crediblitiy Pak govt has. Noone believes anything they say.

 
Post ID: 79251 16-06-06 18:44:03
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Pak Credibility
That the question one would ask about some people in this forum - the secular bunch.
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Post ID: 79319 17-06-06 18:05:37
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diamond_n
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No goof-ups, I think
The demolition of the temple had begun (the demolished parts of the temple was aired in Indian channels-- I think NDTV? Aaj Tak? Don't remember) .
Indian minorities took to the streets in protests. Yes, I said the minorities protested (too).
Someone in Pakistan got a stay order from a High Court and hence the demolition has been put on hold.
Sorry about the vagueness, but I wasn't paying too much attention to the "who's", only the "whats". But one can get the info on the last part by logging on to the Hindustan Times website.


 
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