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Members of Pakistan Hindu Council hold a protest in Karachi on Thursday over the attack on a Hindu temple in Karak district.(AP)

Dozens arrested for vandalising Hindu temple in Pakistan

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By HT Correspondent & Agencies
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 11:35 PM IST
The crackdown came even as the country’s chief justice, Gulzar Ahmed, on Thursday took suo motu notice of the attack on the place of worship in Teri village in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Karak district
Videos made by locals at the scene and shared with Reuters showed a crowd breaking apart blocks of the temple structure’s walls using stones and sledgehammers, as dark smoke from a large fire billowed into the sky.(AFP)
Videos made by locals at the scene and shared with Reuters showed a crowd breaking apart blocks of the temple structure’s walls using stones and sledgehammers, as dark smoke from a large fire billowed into the sky.(AFP)

Pakistan arrests 14 people over demolishing of Hindu temple

Peshawar | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 01:18 PM IST
Hindus are the largest non-Muslim majority in the country, which gained independence from British rule in 1947, when the subcontinent was partitioned into Muslim-majority Pakistan and Hindu-majority India.
Members of Pakistani Hindu community perform a ritual during a Raksha Bandhan festival at a temple in Karachi in August. Hindus are the largest minority in Pakistan.(AP file)
Members of Pakistani Hindu community perform a ritual during a Raksha Bandhan festival at a temple in Karachi in August. Hindus are the largest minority in Pakistan.(AP file)

One held for vandalising Hindu temple in Pakistan

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 08:24 PM IST
Local police registered an FIR on the incident at the Shri Ramdev Temple in Kario Ghanwar area of Badin district and arrested a local.
The temple in Islamabad is dedicated to Lord Krishna.(https://twitter.com/LALMALHI)
The temple in Islamabad is dedicated to Lord Krishna.(https://twitter.com/LALMALHI)

Pakistan stops work at first Hindu temple in Islamabad

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 06:43 PM IST
Prime Minister Imran Khan, who had earlier approved its construction and allocated money for it, has now asked that the matter of its construction with government funds, be referred to the Council of Islamic Ideology, a government approved body that advises on religious matters.
The Leicestershire police said on Tuesday that Amit Divecha, 41, pleaded guilty to being responsible for the graffiti found at places including the Boer War Memorial in Town Hall Square and outside a Hindu temple.(HT File Photo (Representative Image))
The Leicestershire police said on Tuesday that Amit Divecha, 41, pleaded guilty to being responsible for the graffiti found at places including the Boer War Memorial in Town Hall Square and outside a Hindu temple.(HT File Photo (Representative Image))

Indian-origin man in UK jailed for offensive graffiti

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 06:38 PM IST
Other graffiti, which was written using a black marker pen, was found on walls outside different businesses and premises in the city. CCTV was analysed by police and Divecha was identified by an officer, the police said.
Parashurameshwara, Odisha.
Parashurameshwara, Odisha.

Belur Math, Jageshwar, Kedarnath and more: 5 architecturally beautiful temples of India

Hindustan Times | By Saurav Ranjan Datta
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 11:08 AM IST
The Hindu temples of India are an example where the perfect fusion of art and engineering has reached its desired results.
The Ayodhya verdict by the Supreme Court of India has paved the way for the reconstruction of a Ram Mandir at Ayodhya and, with it, a painful chapter in the turbulent history of Indian civilisation has reached closure.(HT Photo)
The Ayodhya verdict by the Supreme Court of India has paved the way for the reconstruction of a Ram Mandir at Ayodhya and, with it, a painful chapter in the turbulent history of Indian civilisation has reached closure.(HT Photo)

Civilisational dispute settled through a reasoned debate

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhinav Prakash
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2019 12:42 PM IST
Irrespective of how the centuries-long coexistence between Hindus and Muslims gave rise to a unique composite culture, the initial centuries were violent and laid the foundations of the fault lines that still haunt the subcontinent today.
A View of Supreme court in New Delhi, India(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A View of Supreme court in New Delhi, India(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Five key reasons behind Supreme Court ruling in Ayodhya verdict

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 09:38 PM IST
The Supreme Court order giving Hindus the possession of the disputed site in Ayodhya rested on the following key understanding that the judges drew from the suits and the evidence that was presented before them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the USD 4.2 million redevelopment project of the 200-year-old Lord Sri Krishna temple in the Bahraini capital.(ANI/Twitter)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the USD 4.2 million redevelopment project of the 200-year-old Lord Sri Krishna temple in the Bahraini capital.(ANI/Twitter)

PM Modi launches $ 4.2 million redevelopment project of iconic Hindu temple in Bahrain

Manama | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 06:08 AM IST
Modi, the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the key Gulf nation, offered prayers at the Shreenathji Temple in Manama, the oldest temple in the region, and also the ‘prasad’ that he bought with the RuPay card after launching it in the UAE on Saturday.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said that she would rather die than prove her religion. (ANI Photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said that she would rather die than prove her religion. (ANI Photo)

Better for me to die than prove my religion before entering a Hindu temple: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 08:19 AM IST
Inaugurating a museum on the 15th century Bengali mystic and saint Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the TMC supremo said she is a Hindu but has respect for other faiths and religions too.
Pakistan has opened a 1,000-year-old Hindu temple in eastern city Sialkot for “worship” for the first time since partition.(REUTERS Photo)
Pakistan has opened a 1,000-year-old Hindu temple in eastern city Sialkot for “worship” for the first time since partition.(REUTERS Photo)

Pakistan opens historic Hindu temple in Sialkot for worship after 72 years

Lahore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 10:19 PM IST
The Shawala Teja Singh temple, located in city’s congested Dhaarowal locality, some 100-km from Lahore, is more than 1,000 years old, according to the book ‘History of Sialkot’ by the late Rashid Niaz.
In February 2015, Hindu temples in Kent and the Seattle Metropolitan area were also vandalised.(HT Photo)
In February 2015, Hindu temples in Kent and the Seattle Metropolitan area were also vandalised.(HT Photo)

Hindu temple vandalised, idols blackened in US

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2019 12:24 PM IST
In a hate crime, a Hindu temple has been vandalised in the US state of Kentucky by miscreants who sprayed black paint on the deity and left a knife stabbed into a chair in the main hall.
A woman is shifted to a hospital in as she complained of sickness after consuming 'prasad' at Maramma temple in Chamrajanagar district, in Mysuru on Friday, December 14, 2018.(PTI)
A woman is shifted to a hospital in as she complained of sickness after consuming 'prasad' at Maramma temple in Chamrajanagar district, in Mysuru on Friday, December 14, 2018.(PTI)

Three arrested after 11 die of suspected food poisoning at temple in Karnataka

New Delhi | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 03:56 PM IST
Police officer Musharraf said that more than 130 sick people were recovering from poisoning in various hospitals in Chamarajnagar district of Karnataka state. The area is 180 kilometers (110 miles) south of Bangalore, the state capital.
The Shani temple is a popular religious destination.(HT File Photo)
The Shani temple is a popular religious destination.(HT File Photo)

Hindu groups object to Maharashtra govt’s takeover of Shani temple in Shingnapur

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 22, 2018 03:18 PM IST
The move is to gain control of the huge donations, say Hindu outfits; state says mismanagement by temple’s trust members forced it to do so.
The Sri Krishnan temple underwent renovation for over four years at a cost of nearly SGD 4 million.(Shutterstock)
The Sri Krishnan temple underwent renovation for over four years at a cost of nearly SGD 4 million.(Shutterstock)

148-year-old Hindu temple re-sanctified in Singapore

Press Trust of India, Singapore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2018 01:55 PM IST
The ceremony took at the Sri Krishnan Temple which was established in 1870.
Katas Raj temple(Image courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)
Katas Raj temple(Image courtesy: Wikimedia Commons)

Pak cement cos agree to find alternative to water from Katas Raj temple

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad, Islamabad
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 11:13 PM IST
The factories made a commitment to build a small dam in the area, the outflow of which will be maintained in a way that the pond at Katas Raj is not adversely affected.
Sri Veeramakaliamman, one of Singapore’s oldest Hindu temples.(Shutterstock)
Sri Veeramakaliamman, one of Singapore’s oldest Hindu temples.(Shutterstock)

Financial mismanagement at Singapore’s Hindu Temple, key officials implicated

Press Trust of India, Singapore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2018 03:31 PM IST
The key office bearers had prevalently issued uncrossed cheques and allowed uncrossed cheques to be exchanged for cash in the charity’s premises.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong joins the reconsecration ceremony of the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple in the Little India precinct on Sunday.(Twitter Photo/@leehsienloong)
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong joins the reconsecration ceremony of the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple in the Little India precinct on Sunday.(Twitter Photo/@leehsienloong)

Singapore PM leads 40,000 devotees in Hindu temple reconsecration ceremony

Press Trust of India, Singapore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2018 01:40 PM IST
This 164-year-old temple has been undergoing renovations for the last 1.5 years to prepare for its re-consecration, which takes place every 12 years.
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