In the ongoing Hindutva drive launched by Modi’s BJP government to turn Jammu and Kashmir into a Hindu state, century-old Ganesh Temple has been opened in Handwara town, Kupwara district, which is a Muslim area with only a few Hindu people.
Hindus from across India were brought to the temple for prayers during the opening ceremony. The temple was renovated as it was abandoned because of absence of Hindu worshipers.
Interestingly, the local Muslims fully cooperated with the guest Hindus. President Sanatan Dharam Sabha Handwara, Ashok Kumar told the media that they received huge support from local Muslims in “reopening of the temple.—KMS