Authorities are apathetic, because as far as those authorities are concerned, these temples are offensive structures that have no right to exist in the first place. “Pak’s Hindu temples turned into picnic spots, hotels,” from Rediff, February 24 (thanks to e):
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…..
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