ISSN(Print): 2709-6254 | ISSN(Online) : 2709-6262 | ISSN-L : 2709-6254


Last Rituals and Problems Faced by the Hindu Community in Punjab: A Case Study of Lahore


  1. Sabir Naz
    Ph. D Scholar, Department of Political Science, Minhaj University Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan


Lahore is the provincial capital of Punjab, where a sizeable population of the Hindus has been residing there since the inception of Pakistan. There had been many crematoriums in the city but with the passage of time, one after another, disappeared from the land after partition of the Sub-continent. Those places were replaced by commercial or residential sites. There is also a graveyard in the city which is in the use of Hindu Valmik Sect. However, it was encroached by some Muslims due to very small size of population and indolence of the Hindus. Later on, the encroachments were removed by the District Government Lahore in compliance of order of the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Presently, there is a graveyard as well as a crematorium in the city. The community remained deprived of a place to dispose of a dead body according to their faith for a long period which is contravention with the guidelines of the Quaid-e-Azam, founder of the nation

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Crematorium, Graveyard, Hindu community, Last Rituals


Article # 57
Volume # 2
Issue # 4

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DOI Number: 10.47205/jdss.2021(2-IV)57
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