Hindus worship at Peshawar temple
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Peshawar Hindus' joy as temple reopened for Diwali

Hindus in the mainly Muslim Pakistani city of Peshawar have celebrated Diwali, the annual festival of lights, in a 160-year-old temple for the first time in at least two decades.

For years, members of the Hindu community and local authorities have disagreed over who owns the Baba Guru Gorakh Nath Temple, which is on an important archaeological site.

Recently Peshawar High Court ordered that Hindus be allowed to pray there, although the ownership question remains unresolved.

Arif Shamim reports.

  • 01 Nov 2011
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