Hindu temple, cremation ground to be built in Islamabad


Islamabad: A Hindu temple and cremation ground is to come up very soon in Pakistan’s capital Islamabad. There are around 800 Hindus living in the city.

The decision was taken on Friday in a meeting of Capital Development Authority (CDA). After the decision by authorities, land has also been allocated for a temple, community centre and cremation ground.

It was a longstanding demand of the Hindu community to allocate land for temple and cremation ground in the capital city.

As there was no crematorium in the city, they also had to take the bodies either to Rawalpindi or to their hometowns for cremation, sources said.

The only large temple in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi is Krishna Mandir in Saddar, although a few smaller ones exist in residential parts of Rawalpindi cantonment.

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