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Rahul Mehra

System Analyst (Wipro) | Posted on | News-Current-Topics


Is Pakistan more tolerant in terms of minority’s religious sentiments than India?


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The positive action taken by Pakistan by declaring the “Panj Tirath” as a national heritage site seems to be too convincing for this argument.


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Especially when seen in the light of whatever is going on our own country, some might as well accept this as a truth. But let’s not forget the History while embracing the present.

When we look at the present India, where the Kashmir issue still goes unresolved and the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid conflict reveals one new layer every day, we just can’t criticize anything about Pakistan and the way it is treating the minorities right now. So to oppose your statement, we can only refer to History and ask ourselves not to neglect it.

It’s really an overwhelming gesture from Pakistan. The Hindu sacred temple, which is surrounded by five pools (thus getting the name –Panj Teerath), was said to be the bathing place of the Pandavas. The pools there, does not only have religious, but also medicinal significance associated with them. 

Earlier known as “Shawal Thakardawara”, the 1,000 years old Hindu temple in Peshawar was used by Sikhs as a place of worship. We know that Pakistan earlier opened the passage to Kartarpur Gurudwara for the Sikhs in India, and now it has declared Panj Teerath as Pakistan’s national heritage site.

Along with it, Pakistan has also approved the Hindu Marriage Bill for the welfare of the minority community there.

And what is the current government of India doing for the minority communities of its country?
I know that this has not always been the case with India, but the present condition is definitely worth pondering over.


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