100-year-old temple demolished in Pakistan, angry Hindus ask govt to arrange tickets to India

published on December 3, 2012

A century-old temple in Karachi was hurriedly demolished by a builder despite a Pakistani court hearing a petition seeking a stay on such a move, triggering protests by the minority Hindu community on Sunday.

Besides razing the pre-Partition Shri Rama Pir Mandir in Karachi’s Soldier Bazar, the builder demolished several houses near it on Saturday.

Nearly 40 people, a majority of them Hindus, became homeless as a result, The Express Tribune reported on Sunday.

Following the demolition, the Pakistan Hindu Council organised a protest outside the Karachi Press Club on Sunday afternoon.

They protested the demolition by the builder and the lack of action on the part of authorities.

The Sindh High Court is hearing a petition seeking a stay on any move to demolish Shri Rama Pir Mandir.

“They destroyed our ‘mandir’ and humiliated our gods,” an angry man named Prakash was quoted as saying by the Tribune.

The demolition team placed the statues of four Hindu deities to one side, but local residents accused them of taking away gold jewellery and crowns that had adorned the statues.

Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/100-year-old-temple-demolished-in-pakistan-angry-hindus-asks-govt-to-arrange-tickets-to-india/1/235776.html

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  1. k.v.raghavan Reply

    December 3, 2012 at 2:35 am

    what should we do?
    So what should we do?

    If Babri masjid was destroyed, then every year the muslims put up a flexi board on all the parts of TN, and claiming as if their own masjid has been pulled down. These TN muslims never would have visited or might have known the babri masjids existence. All the politicians and vernacular are trumpeting their voices, as if some wrong has been done. Now, what will the so called politicians and seularists will have to say on these demolitions. On an average, every month one temple has been pulled down over the years, in Pak. What we have done?

    Now, is the time to remember some things- historical facts. Santhome church, Mylapore, chennai came up before 150 years after the demolition of Kapaleeswarar temple. So, we should observe demolition day every year. Lord Muruga temple was destroyed and Velankanni church came about 200 years ago. We should observe remembrance day every year for the demolition of the temple. In fact, Lord Muruga was thrown into the seas by the Dutch, but was saved by local fishermen. Lord Vinayaga temple was destroyed in Pondicherry, in that now exists a grand church. A remembrance day to be observed for this. Likewise, locally, through out India, including Varanasi, Mathura, days of remembrance to be observed. This should be localised and a wide coverage should be given. All these things are already recorded in the history of TN and Pondicherry.

    The sleeping UPA government should awake and see to it that Hindus are not harassed further in other part of our country called Pakistan.

  2. Omkar Ramadasan Reply

    December 3, 2012 at 7:58 am

    SIckular Hypocrisy
    Where is stella Sethalwad? Where is Arundhathi Roy?Is there a minority commission? Is there a Human right organisation?
    Can any one imagine the magnitue and proportion of international ramifications, if a century old church was demolished?
    This news item was not reported by vigilant English press!The news was abset in IE!!! However Mathrubhumi reported it.

  3. vineethrajan Reply

    December 4, 2012 at 10:50 am

    No wonder
    I was very much disturbed at the turn of events like media bashing at hindus, religious conversion taking place enmasse, pro Islam view across globe etc. Once even thought of meeting up with like minded ppl and fighting for hindutva since most of the pro hindu organisations in India are either in hibernation or corrupted. Then researched thoroughly about hinduism and hindu history in net. got an exact picture why hinduism stood the waves of islamisation and proselytisation unlike other pagan religions.Also started to adore true hindu heroes like sivaji, veer savarkar , Thakre etc who really fought aginst all the odds.
    Also got an insight about the ancient India which produced valours like porus, chandragupta maurya who even defeated the mighty greeks and persians and extended the empire till modern Iran. The arrival of buddhism and jainism in India converted India into a land of peace loving ascetic population.

    I was wondering why ppl are least bothered aout the corruption, minority appeasment that is going on in our nation and also across the globe to some extent. I got ansewrs to all my queries after reading the passages depicting the arrivcal of kalki in kali yug and the statement of purpose.
    Vishnu Purana states:
    When the practices taught in the Vedas and institutes of law have nearly ceased, and the close of the Kali age shall be nigh, a portion of that divine being who exists of His own spiritual nature, and who is the beginning and end, and who comprehends all things, shall descend upon earth. He will be born in the family of Vishnuyasha, an eminent priestof Shambhala village, as Kalki, endowed with eight superhuman faculties. By His irresistible might he will destroy all the mlecchas (Barbarians- read muslimes) and thieves, and all whose minds are devoted to iniquity. He will reestablish righteousness upon earth, and the minds of those who live at the end of the Kali age shall be awakened, and shall be as clear as crystal.
    Read more about kalki

  4. swaraj Reply

    December 5, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Re -No wonder
    You are right on one aspect -that is hindus are hibernating. I would rather call it deep slumber.”It does n’t affect me ,ignore it” IDAMIT in short is the hindu attitude.If you split that word in to I and Damit ,you hear what you want to hear.
    But we know all about Kalki.So you mean we should wait for Kalki to do our job? what is our Karma?There were always people who were guarding this noble religion.Let us contribute which ever way we can to keep it safe.

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