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Sialkot’s Shawala Teja Singh Temple reopens after 72 years

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SIALKOT, PAKISTAN, July 27, 2019 (Samaa TV): The Shawala Teja Singh Temple has been reopened for people after 72 years. It is located in Sialkot’s Dhaarowal. The centuries-old temple, which was built by Sardar Teja Singh, was closed during Partition in 1947. The Hindus of Sialkot stopped coming to the temple after a mob damaged it in 1992 while protesting the demolition of the Babri Masjid in India. “We are thankful to the government for opening our temple,” said a Hindu while speaking to SAMAA TV. “We can come here whenever we want now.” The step has been taken on the direction of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Many tourists have started coming to the heritage site as well. The government has said that the work to preserve and restore the temple will start soon.

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