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Hindus from many countries reached the 100-year-old temple that was demolished in Pakistan, Imran launched an army for security


Highlights

  • Hindus from many countries arrived in Pakistan to worship in a 100-year-old temple
  • Last year the fundamentalists attacked this temple, also ransacked it.
  • Army and police deployed for the safety of the devotees who came to worship

Peshawar
Hundreds of pilgrims from India, the US and Gulf countries arrived in Peshawar to worship at a 100-year-old Hindu temple in Pakistan. Over 200 Hindu devotees on Saturday offered prayers at the Maharaja Paramhans ji temple amid tight security. The temple was demolished a year ago by a radical Islamist group. After which it has been repaired on the orders of the Supreme Court.

Among the foreign Hindu pilgrims who came to the temple were about 200 people from India and about 15 from Dubai. The rest of the pilgrims came from the US and other Gulf states. The temple and ‘samadhi’ of Paramhans ji at Teri village in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Karak district was demolished by some members of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl in 2020, which has drawn international criticism. After this the temple was repaired.

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Officials said the Indian pilgrims crossed the Wagah border to Pakistan and were brought by armed personnel to the temple. The event was organized by Pakistani Hindu Parishad in association with Pakistan International Airlines. On this occasion, 600 personnel of Rangers, Intelligence Department and Airport Security Force were deployed under the leadership of an officer of the rank of Superintendent of Police to guard Terry village.

Pakistan Karak Manidr

Hindu Parishad officials said the rituals continued till Sunday afternoon. The ‘hujras’, or open reception halls, were converted into places of refuge for the pilgrims. Tourists thronged the markets near the temple and photographs were taken of the children accompanying the pilgrims playing cricket with the local children.

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Rohit Kumar, in-charge of legal affairs of the Hindu community, praised the government of Pakistan for repairing the temple and arranging darshan there. He said that the worship performed by pilgrims from India at the temple today would send a positive message to India and promote religious harmony and peace in the region. The Pakistan Hindu Parishad has taken this initiative under the aegis of Aastha Tourism. Maharaj Paramhans ji breathed his last in 1919 in Teri village.

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