After 20 years Pakistani court allowed hindus to worship at Shiva temple

Vastavam web: A Pakistani court on Monday allowed Hindus to worship at a Shiva temple in Abbottabad district which had been off limits to them for 20 years.
A bench of the Peshawar High Court (PHC) headed by Justice Ateeq Hussain Shah permitted Hindus to worship at the Shiv Jee temple of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under section 20 of the Constitution.In 2013, a Hindu Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) filed a petition with the PHC Abbottabad bench that they had purchased the property through lease by a legal owner.The petitioner pleaded that after partition of sub- continent the NGO has been looking after the temple.
The British regime took over the temple and handed it over to Gurkha Rifles. The Hindu soldiers use to pray.After partition in 1947, the Balmaik Sabha took over the charge of the temple and other property till 1960 when Cantonment Board Abbottabad (CBA) seized temple and all Hindu properties.Lal disclosed that in 2013 he filed a petition against the seizure of temple and Hindu properties by CBA.