Tag Archives: Temple

Remembering Golden Temple 1984

Members of the Sikh community in Pakistan held a memorial for the 1984 attack on the Golden Temple in Amritsar in front of the Lahore Press Club on Monday. They sloganeered against

In search of granite, path to Durga’s temple blown up with dynamite

KARACHI – Despite continuing protest by Hindus in the Tharparkar district, the Sindh government has not taken any action against the extraction of granite from the path leading to the Durga Mata Temple located in Karoonjhar Hills. The Hindus allege that their highly-revered temple in Tharparkar is in danger as a Karachi-based stone-crushing company has been dynamiting away the hills surrounding the temple and if the stone-crushing continues, the temple will be destroyed completely.

Cambodian, Thai troops clash near disputed temple

PHNOM PENH – Thai and Cambodian soldiers exchanged heavy fire near a disputed temple on the two countries’ shared border Friday, killing a civilian, officials said as tensions between the neighbours boiled over.
One villager was killed by artillery shelling and five Thai soldiers were injured in the fighting near the ancient Preah Vihear temple area, Thai public health minister Jurin Laksanawisit said. “I have ordered the hospitals along the border to be on standby,” he said.

Over 100 dead foetuses found in Thai temple: police

BANGKOK: The bodies of more than 100 human foetuses, apparently from an illegal abortion clinic, were discovered inside a Buddhist temple in central Bangkok, Thai police said on Tuesday.
The corpses, wrapped in plastic bags and newspaper, were found by a member of temple staff in a mortuary storage area.
“There are more than 100 plastic bags with foetal corpses inside hidden in the storehouse of a temple,” said Police Colonel Metee Rakphan.
“We assume that they were

KP govt allocates Rs 2.5m for Hindus’ temple

PESHAWAR: An amount of Rs 2.5 million has been allocated by the Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa government for the renovation and preservation of Hindu temple in Gorghathari, Peshawar High Court was informed on Tuesday.
A sample application had been filed by Phool Vati, a Hindu woman, pleading before the Peshawar High Court that the temple had been declared their personal property in 1955 but was occupied by the provincial government. The local Hindus will not be able to celebrate the