Tag Archives: #Pakistan

Sufis return to Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine in defiance of terrorists

Sufis return to Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine in defiance of terrorists

Day after deadly ISIL attack, more than 100 gather to wash blood-soaked floors of the shrine and continue ritual.  by Asad Hashim & Alia Chughtai Islamabad and Karachi – Sufi devotees have returned to their shrine in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province less than a day after it was targeted in a suicide attack, in defiance of ISIL which claimed the bombing. …

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Pakistan PM inaugurates water treatment plant at Hindus holy site

AMRITSAR: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif inaugurated a water treatment plant installed at Amar Kund (sacred pond) in Katasraj cluster of Hindu temples in Chakwal district of Pakistan. While talking to TOI on Thursday, Pakistan’s Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) Chairman Farooq ul Saddiq informed that Sharif not only came all the way to inaugurate the water treatment plant but …

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Pakistan to renovate Katas Raj temple

ByMubashir Zaidi Sharif inaugurates work, says he wants to establish a minority-friendly identity Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited the Katas Raj Hindu temple in Chakwal district of Punjab on Wednesday to inaugurate its renovation. The work includes installation of a water filtration plant in the Amrat Jal area. Mr. Sharif said his government was pursuing a policy to establish …

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PoK Muslim sends sacred soil to Kashmiri Pandits in India

By: Ishfaq-ul-Hassan | Srinagar | Emotional scenes were witnessed when a small packet containing the holy soil of ancient Sharada temple arrived from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK). No sooner was the packet opened in a function at Jammu, the Kashmiri Pandits lined up to apply the sacred soil on their foreheads as a mark of respect and devotion to Goddess …

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‘मुस्लिम शासनकाल में नहीं हुआ हिंदू धर्म पर हमला’

दोनों धर्मों के लोगों के बीच संबंध पर नई रोशनी डालती है किताब स्टैनफोर्ड यूनिवर्सिटी की एक इतिहासकार का कहना है कि पुराने संस्कृत ग्रंथ इस बात का खुलासा करते हैं कि हिंदुओं और मुसलमानों के बीच गहरे सांस्कृतिक संबंध हुआ करते थे. उनका कहना है कि मुगलों के शासनकाल में कोई धार्मिक या सांस्कृतिक संघर्ष नहीं था. इतिहासकार ऑड्रे …

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Undying spirit of Indian Muslims is best weapon against terrorists

By Dinesh Unnikrishnan Why does India produce so few Islamic terrorists despite having a bigger Muslim population than most Muslim countries in the world, including our warmonger neighbour Pakistan?Thats a question often asked whenever terrorists claim innocent lives in the name of religion. The answer lies in the undying inner spirit of the majority of Indian Muslims and in the …

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When A Pakistani Hindu Visited Delhi’s Jama Masjid

Lost and found in the India-Pakistan hall of mirrors. By Shivam Vij On a hot summer afternoon in Delhi, my Pakistani Hindu friend was visiting the Jama Masjid. After all, he had come to tour Delhi. In the evening, we met in a restaurant in Connaught Place. He was staying with a relative in Mehrauli, where the (Indian, Hindu) neighbour …

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Will we ever allow peace a chance in Kashmir?

Colonel R Hariharan The answer to this question is a simple “no”, if we look at all the smoke and thunder generated by Pakistan at home and abroad and even in the UN Security Council after the Kashmiri militant leader Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter. There are many reasons Pakistan chose to react so strongly with a grim-faced …

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