Pakistan to reopen ancient Hindu temple after 72 years
Closed since partition, the ancient Shawala Teja Singh Hindu temple at Sialkot in Punjab province in Pakistan will be reopened to worshippers after 72 years. Imran Khan government has decided to open the temple for devotees. The temple was reportedly desecrated in 1992 by a mob that was protesting the Babri Masjid demolition in Ayodhya. Hindus have since then stopped visiting the temple. Before partition, there are 12 Jagannadh temples in India. Now, two are in Bangladesh, one in Pakistan at Sialkot and rest in India.