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Again! Hindu temple vandalized in Pakistan’s Sindh

Islamabad: In the latest act of vandalism targeting the minority community in Pakistan, a Hindu temple in Khipro in Sanghar district of Sindh province was attacked. The incident took place on Janmashtami on Monday. No arrest has been made so far in the case. After the incident, the situation remained tense in the neighbourhood. Pakistani...

PM Modi, President Kovind extends wishes to people on Janmashtami

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Cabinet ministers and chief ministers were among a host of people who greeted people on the occasion of Janmashtami on Monday. Notably, PM Modi had been vocal about the need and importance of celebrating festivals while abiding by the COVID-19 guidelines in his radio address—Mann Ki Baat—...

30 temples in city cancel Janmashtami celebrations, bars devotees

Every Janmashtami, temples in the city are crowded with devotees, but this year thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the Krishna temples in the city have closed their doors for devotees. Thirty major temples in the city have cancelled their ‘Aatham’ programmes that are held every year during Janmashtami. This has been done to...

Iskcon temple will not be open for devotees this Janmashtami

The Iskcon Temple at SG Highway in the city will not be open for devotees this Janmashtami. Given the COVID-19 situation in the state and the government’s guidelines to avoid celebrations, the temple has decided that it will not be open for devotees this Janmashtami.  Iskcon Temple holds a grand celebration every Janmashtami. This year...

All festive celebrations put on hold for August: Rupani

Given the rise in COVID-19 in the state, the Gujarat government has decided to postpone all celebrations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Gujarat.  Rupani told reporters that all festival celebrations have been postponed for August.   It should be noted that August has several major Hindu and Muslim celebrations.  This includes Rakshabandhan, Bhadarvi...