Weekly Hindu Persecution Digest: 25 August 2014 — 31 August 2014
1. Pakistan’s Hindu temples turned into picnic spots, hotels
Report: Hindus in Pakistan are not able to acquire possession of their religious places, and other commercial areas. Due to lack of government action, most Hindu sacred sites are in decaying conditions with some being converted into, hotels and picnic spots.
2. Hindu community appeals against the demolition of Balaknash Temple
Report: The Military Engineering Services (MES) of Pakistan have decided to demolish the 82-year-old Balaknash Temple in Rawalpindi to construct barracks. Even the Hindu graveyard situated near the temple is targeted for demolition. This decision is facing opposition from local Hindus.
3. Temple in Kasargod Vandalized; Miscreants Responsible for the Act Arrested
Report: A group of miscreants have vandalized the Sree Mookambika Temple of Kalyangaadu, Meeppugiri. Police have arrested three youngsters- Mohammed Siyad, Mehaboob Sherwani, and Mohammed Ashraf in connection with the crime.
4. AASU accuses the AIUDF acting as guardians of illegal migrants
Report: The All Assam Students Union (AASU) have accused the political party AIDUF of helping the illegal Bangladeshi migrants. This accusation was made after legislators of the AIUDF created disturbance in the Assembly asking the Speaker to expunge the word ‘illegal migrants’ which is the accepted term for illegal Bangladeshi infiltrators, simultaneously interrupting discussions on the issue.
5. Church turned into ‘temple’ after 72 Valmikis reconvert to Hinduism
Report: About six dozen Valmikis are in fear of retribution after they reconverted to Hinduism from Christianity and turned a Seventh Day Adventist Church into a temple.