Hindus were given possession of the temple after two decades after removing the pressure
In 1992, the famous Valmiki temple in Lahore was vandalized by fundamentalist mobs after a controversial structure collapsed in Ayodhya.
A 1200-year-old Hindu temple will be renovated in Lahore, Pakistan. After a long legal battle, the possession of the temple premises has now been handed over to the Hindu community. In 1992, fundamentalist mobs ransacked the historic temple in Ayodhya after the disputed structure collapsed. After two decades, the Hindu community gathered at that place and performed worship.
There is a 1200 year old Valmiki temple in the famous Anarkali market in Lahore, Pakistan. That temple has a lot of importance in the history of Lahore. This temple is mentioned in several centuries old documents. The temple premises was occupied by a Christian family for the last 20 years. It was the claim of the family that they have accepted Hinduism for Christianity. That family allowed only the Valmiki community to enter the temple. There was a long legal battle in this regard. The court gave possession to The Evacuee Trust Property Board, which was managing the temples, but actually the board got possession of the temple.
Now the illegal pressure has been removed and the board has got possession of it. In 1992, when the disputed structure was demolished in Ayodhya, a fundamentalist mob vandalized the 1,200-year-old Valmiki temple in outrage. Some parts were set on fire. After that there was a legal battle for the possession of the temple premises and for the renovation of the temple. In 2010, the court gave the right to the temple to the minority Hindu community, but a legal battle dragged on as a Christian family took possession of it. The court rejected the family’s claim and ordered that the temple be handed over to the Hindu community.
After the order of the court, the government machinery finally removed the pressure and gave the possession of the temple premises to the Hindu community. The spokesperson of the Evacuee Trust Property Board said that after the order of the court, now that the possession of the temple has been obtained, the process of restoration of the temple will be taken up. Efforts will be made to preserve the grandeur of the 1200-year-old historical temple by making a master plan. Apart from Hindus, Sikh, Jain, Christian leaders gathered and celebrated this legislative success of the minority community. For the first time after three decades, the Hindu community gathered in the temple and performed worship.