Reported By: Shailendra Wangu
Edited By: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
Final Up to date: April 01, 2023, 13:56 IST
Former Pakistan Excessive Commissioner to India Abdul Basit in a video was seen opposing the pilgrimage hall to the Sharada Peeth Temple in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK). He was irked at a lawmaker from Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad’s Awami Muslim League (AML) for entertaining the concept of opening a pilgrimage hall.
This can be a change of stance as a result of Basit, when he was the excessive commissioner to India, at an occasion in New Delhi that initiatives could be taken for Hindus from India to go to the Sharada temple in PoK after the development of an entry highway.
Nonetheless, within the video launched by him lately, not solely did he oppose the concept however he urged the Pakistani authorities to “educate” Kashmiris dwelling below Pakistani unlawful occupation and members of the rubber-stamp legislative meeting to attend workshops to have a “higher grasp” of their very own historical past.
The rubber-stamp legislative meeting handed a decision demanding to construct a hall which might allow individuals from PoK to journey to the Union Territory of Jammu and the Union Territory of Kashmir and likewise permit individuals from the Union Territories to go to PoK.
The decision was handed by the AML, which is thought for its shut ties to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led by Imran Khan.
Abdul Basit additionally stated that he spoke to the speaker of the rubber stamp legislative meeting of PoK and urged him to take vital steps.
He stated the so-called speaker of the PoK legislative meeting stated he was not current when the decision was handed and if he would have been current such a decision wouldn’t have been handed.
Basit within the eight minute-long video is seen condemning the transfer and accusing native lawmakers for giving an oblique approval to India’s want to construct a pilgrimage hall to the Sharada Peeth Temple within the PoK.
Basit was referring to Union residence minister Amit Shah who stated on March 22 that the federal government will transfer ahead to open Sharda Peeth on the traces of the Kartarpur hall.
Shah was responding to a suggestion made by Ravinder Pandita, convener of the Save Sharda Committee Kashmir (SSCK). Pandita requested that the Sharda Peeth hall needs to be made operational in the identical manner Nankana Sahib gurudwara and the Kartarpur hall in Pakistan have been made operational.
Shah stated that the federal government will transfer ahead to open Sharda Peeth for devotees on the traces of Kartarpur hall whereas including that Sharda Peeth has been a historic centre of India’s cultural and spiritual heritage
The Sharada Peeth Temple is an historic Hindu temple positioned within the Neelum Valley of Muzaffarabad in PoK. The temple is believed to be one of many 18 Maha Shakti Peeths and is devoted to the goddess Sharada.
The proposal for a Hindu pilgrimage hall to the Sharada Peeth Temple is much like the Kartarpur hall, which was opened in 2019 to permit Indian Sikh pilgrims to go to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, Pakistan.
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