Hindu Muslim Unity: Pakistani Muslim family protects lone Hindu temple

Hindu temple in Pakistan
Hindu temple in Pakistan

JOHI: Sikandar Chandio’s Muslim family ‘protects’ the only temple in Johi, a town in which no Hindu family resides. A Hindu man handed over the charge of the temple to his grandfather, Jamaluddin.

“My grandfather didn’t purchase it,” he admitted. “The Hindu man gave the possession to him through a verbal agreement. I was born in this temple, so were my children. We all are watchmen of this building,” Chandio said.

“We are staying on a hope that someone will come and we’ll hand over the temple’s possession,” he said. “We believe this is sacred for somebody, which is why we guard it. But it is not an easy task to protect it or to resist a certain mentality.”

Read more: Communal Harmony

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