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Mehbooba to take up Sharda temple issue with PM


Jammu, Apr 08: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Saturday assured a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits that she would place before Prime Minister Narendra Modi their long-pending demand to reopen the Sharda temple in Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) tomorrow.

Mehbooba met the delegation, headed by All Parties Migrants Coordination Committee (APMCC) chairman Vinod Pandit, at her residence, the organisation representing Kashmiri pandits said in a statement here.

They raised with the chief minister their long-pending demands for reopening the Sharda temple in PaK and creating a welfare board for Kashmiri Pandits.

The chief minister responded positively and assured to take up the matters with the prime minister tomorrow, the statement read.

Sharda Peeth, an Hindu temple located in Sharda village, is situated along the Neelam River in PaK near the Line of Control.

It was a major centre of learning at par with the ancient seats of learning Nalanda and Taxila.