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Destroyed Kali temple in Dhaka to be rebuilt

The historic Kali Mandir at Dhaka's Ramna ground was destroyed by Pakistani forces during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war.

india Updated: Jun 26, 2006 15:48 IST

The historic Kali Mandir at Dhaka's Ramna ground will be rebuilt close to the original site, 35 years after it was destroyed by Pakistani forces during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war.

But the government's decision to shift the location has become a subject of controversy.

Ramna Kalimandir Committee has welcomed the government's consent to allocate land to rebuild the destroyed temple close to the original spot at Suhrawardy Udyan.

Ramna Kalimandir and Anandamayee Asram Committee President Gayeswar Chandra Roy said the government had accepted the groups' proposal, BSS news agency reported.

Roy, also a joint secretary general of the ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party, told reporters that a section of the Hindu community was opposed to the move on the plea that the temple was being shifted from its original site.

The former minister was quoted by the Bangladesh Observer as saying that those opposing it had "political motives".