Lahore Hindu temple renovation, expansion begins

Work has begun on a Rs.1.2 million ($20,000) project to renovate and expand the sole Hindu temple here that was damaged in the wake of the Babri mosque demolition in India in 1992.

The Evacuee Trust Property Board is overseeing the repair work on the Krishna temple, which some believe is at least 80 years old.

"The lone temple had been in a dilapidated condition since the locals attacked it in the wake of Babri mosque destruction. The mob not only removed the idol of Lord Krishna but also damaged the main rooms after which cracks appeared in the main walls," The News reported Saturday.