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Land mafia knocks over historical Sikh temple in Mardan

Published Mar 29, 2012 02:29pm

Thousand of Sikh yatrees (pilgrims) arriving by rail at the Wagah border.—AFP File Photo

PESHAWAR: Over 150-year old historical temple of Baba Karam Singh was demolished overnight by the land mafia in Mardan, DawnNews reported on Thursday.

The 35 feet tall national heritage was turned into debris in the native town of Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ameer Haider Hoti. A well and some old constructions around the temple were also demolished by the land grabbers, said the report.

The temple of Baba Karam Singh, built in 1846, is considered one of the holy places for the people belonging to Sikh religion.

The Sikh community of the province has demanded reconstruction of the temple and also protection to the other sacred places for them.