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Demolition of temple triggers protest in Pak

Last Updated 20 July 2010, 16:16 IST

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.

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(Published 20 July 2010, 16:16 IST)

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