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Rawalpindi's Krishna Temple to get a makeover worth Rs 20 million as Pakistan's Punjab govt releases fund

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 21 May 2018, 11:23 IST

To accommodate more Hindu worshippers on festivals and religious events, the Punjab government in Pakistan sanctioned Rs 20 million to expand and renovate the only functioning Krishna temple. 

The temple was built in 1897 in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The report states that very soon the temple will get a makeover. Till now two prayers a day are performed, morning and evening.

Deputy Administrator at Evacuee Trust Property Board, Mohammad Asif said, "The government has released Rs 20 million to reconstruct the temple at the request of a member of provincial assembly,"

He even added that concerned officials have already visited the temple site and sealed the main room where the diety is. “Once reconstructed, the temple will be able to accommodate more people."

The temple was built by Kanji Mal and Ujagar Mal Ram Rachpal to serve people of Hindu community residing in the nearby area.

Funds for the expansion came after residents of nearby areas demanded expansion. Following the announcement, there was a lot of discussion on this topic on Twitter. While some said, "Pakistan is renovating Krishna mandir & our Indian GOVT is demolishing masjid to construct mandir & place of namaz offered occasionally is considered occupation."

There were others who targeted BJP on Ayodhya Ram temple. 

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First published: 21 May 2018, 11:23 IST
 
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