Lahore, March 3, 2016 Notwithstanding a court order, authorities in Pakistan’s Punjab province have demolished the remains of a centuries- old Jain temple to pave the way for a controversial metro line project in Lahore.
In violation of the Lahore High Court’s order to suspend all work on the line within 200 feet of buildings of historical value, the Punjab government on Thursday demolished the remains of the already damaged temple.
Located near famous Anarkali Bazaar of old city, mob had damaged Jain Mandir in 1992 after the demolition of Babari Mosque in India. The temple was being used these days for some commercial purposes like shops and the office of the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) and a private filling station before its was completely destroyed on Thursday by the Shahbaz Sharif government. - PTI