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Sindh: Muslim family protecting Hindu temple in Johi, a town in which no Hindu family resides.

templeOasis in Sindh: Muslim family protecting sole Hindu temple in Johi

By Sameer Mandhro

JOHI: Sikandar Chandio, 53, was born in the temple he now protects. “This is our fifth generation living on the premises of the temple. I believe it is a sacred place for some people and I don’t want this building to be damaged.”

Despite some recent untoward incidents against the Hindu community, the people of Sindh largely uphold religious harmony.

Chandio’s Muslim family ‘protects’ the only temple in Johi, a town in which no Hindu family resides. A Hindu man handed over the charge of the temple to his grandfather, Jamaluddin.

“My grandfather didn’t purchase it,” he admitted. “The Hindu man gave the possession to him through a verbal agreement.” “I was born in this temple, so were my children. We all are watchmen of this building,” Chandio said.

The temple is locally called ‘kubi’ and is a very prominent building. The area where the temple is located has been named as ‘kubi mohalla’ (area of the temple) as it is known for the place of worship.

Read more » The Express Tribune
http://tribune.com.pk/story/669084/oasis-in-sindh-muslim-family-protecting-sole-hindu-temple-in-johi/

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