Baloch Assembly Protests Against Dam Project Endangering a Hindu Temple

June 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News

The Government of Pakistan has been asked by the Baloch Provincial Assembly to pass a parliamentary resolution to cancel the construction of a dam over the Hangol River, saying that such a dam could permanently damage an ancient temple of Hindus located in the area.

Balochistan’s Irrigation and Power Minister Sardar Mohammad Aslam Bizenjo and other provincial ministers moved a resolution on the floor of the assembly over the weekend that categorically objected to the dam being constructed near the historical Hinglaj Mata Temple, where an annual festival is held every April.

The Baloch Assembly resolution warned that if the dam was constructed, the temple could go under water sooner than later, and this would hurt the sentiments of all Hindus.