Demolition of temple triggers protest in Pak

Demolition of temple triggers protest in Pak

Hundreds of Hindus were joined by Muslim residents when they took to the streets on Monday to protest the demolition of a large section of the temple by a man who had leased the structure from the Auqaf Department, an autonomous body of the Provincial Government.

The temple on Tipu Road, opposite Rawalpindi Medical College, is located near a ‘shamshan ghat’ or cremation ground. It was built in 1923 by Lala Tansukh Rai, the Raees-e-Azam of Rawalpindi, in memory of his wife.