Wednesday, January 27, 2010
In Lahore, One Thousand Hindus But Only One Temple (Pakistan) ?
On October 4, 2005 Asian News International reported, "A recent survey has revealed that Lahore has only one Hindu temple for its over a one thousand-strong Hindu population. A study conducted by the Daily Times has revealed that the city has no place where Hindus can cremate their dead. The Krishna Temple at Ravi Road is not visited by many because of the distance that devotees have to travel. The survey further revealed that Pakistan Balmik Sabha (PBS) and Hindu Balmik Sudhar Sabha (HBSS) are equally responsible for this mess. PBS, the report said, is officially privileged and its Secretary General Munawar Chand takes care of the Krishna Temple."