Friday, February 25, 2011

பாகிஸ்தானில் ஹோட்டல்களாக்கப்படும் இந்து கோவில்கள்

இந்துக்களிடமிருந்து அடித்து பிடுங்கி இந்து கோவில்களையும், இந்துக்களின் நிலங்களையும் திருடி அங்கு ஹோட்டல் கட்டுகிறார்கள். மசூதிகளாக ஆக்குகிறார்கள்.

Pak's Hindu temples turned into picnic spots, hotels
Last updated on: February 24, 2011 13:55 IST
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Hindus in Pakistan are watching helplessly as ancient temples turn into ruins due to the apathy of authorities, reports Tahir Ali from Islamabad.

Despite being the second largest ethnic majority in the country, Hindus in Pakistan have been unable to acquire possession of their religious places, agricultural land and other commercial areas. Due to lack of government action, most sacred sites for Hindus are in a dilapidated condition; the rest have been converted into schools, hotels or business centres.

According to the National Commission for Inter-Religious Dialogue and Ecumenism, Pakistan is home to 3.9 million (39 lakh) Hindus. Most members of the minority community belong to impoverished agricultural families.

A report of the Evacuee Trust Property Board reveals that 135,000 acres of land belonging to Hindu farmers is under the control of ETBP, of which 125,000 acres is fertile and suitable for cultivation.

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