Hindu Temple to Undergo Renovation

September 30, 2004

Source: The Times of India


On September 30, 2004 The Times of India reported, "Lahore's famous Krishna Mandir is getting set for a makeover with Hindu festivals of Dussehra and Diwali around the corner. According to the Daily Times, the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) of Pakistan has announced plans to spend Rs 1.2 million on the temple's renovation next month. Faraz Abbas, the administrator of the ETPB, was quoted as saying that the temple and other Hindu edifices had been badly damaged in communal clashes in the aftermath of the demolition of the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya in December 1992. Now a thought was being given to renovate them as Hindus had been demanding a proper place for worship and prayer, he added. Abbas claimed that it had renovated the temple several times after partition and a number of proposals had been sent to the higher authorities for the renovation of other temples for the minorities in the province."