Pakistan’s ETPB, together with some fundamentalists, has put a lock on Gurdwara Shaheed Bhai Taru Singh and claimed that the construction is a mosque.
Lahore,UPDATED: Dec 7, 2022 00:44 IST
The gurudwara is situated just a little exterior the walled metropolis of Lahore, in an space known as Nalaukha (Photo: The Dawn)
By Satender Chauhan: Pakistan’s Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) has closed Gurdwara Shaheed Bhai Taru Singh, situated in Lahore, for worship, claiming that it’s a mosque. Pakistan’s ETPB together with some fundamentalists has put a lock on the Gurudwara which has angered the Sikh neighborhood within the Islamic nation.
A dispute has been happening for a very long time concerning the Gurudwara located in Lahore, The Dawn reported. Numerous devotees go to this Gurudwara on a regular basis and recite Guru Granth Sahib, the report stated.
The Gurdwara, situated in Shaheed Ganj Naloukha space, has a protracted and tumultuous historical past, having been a bone of competition between the town’s Sikhs and Muslims.
This isn’t the primary time when Pakistan has locked a Gurudwara and claimed it to be a mosque. The same incident was reported two years in the past, when a outstanding Gurudwara was declared a mosque, prompting the Indian authorities to intervene within the matter and lodge a protest. India had then said that Gurudwara is a spot of reverence and the Sikh neighborhood considers it as ‘sacred’.
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WHAT IS THE CONTROVERSY?
The gurudwara is situated just a little exterior the walled metropolis of Lahore, in an space known as Nalaukha that’s believed to have as soon as housed the fabled palace of Prince Dara Shikoh. Shikoh served as governor of Lahore earlier than his assassination by the hands of his youthful brother, Aurangzeb, the report said.
The Sikhs imagine that it was at this website that a whole bunch of 1000’s of harmless males, ladies and youngsters from the neighborhood had been massacred on the orders of Mir Mannu, the governor of Lahore and consultant of the Mughal Empire.
The Sikhs declare Mir Mannu himself allowed them to arrange a gurdwara right here after they agreed to assist him within the conquest of Multan on the behest of Diwan Kaura Mal, who was consequently given cost of Multan by Mir Mannu, the report talked about.
Muslims, nevertheless, preserve the Sikhs forcibly took over the mosque, which was practical, after they got here to energy in Lahore following the demise of the Mughal Empire.
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Dec 7, 2022