List of Temples Destroyed by the Islamic Terrorists
The following is based on a report published in Nav Bharat Times (Feb. 18, 93) New Delhi, the Hindi Daily of the Times of India Group of papers.
According to a report from Home Ministry official, 36 temples were the butt of communal violence In 1986, 8 in 1988, 12 in 1989, 8 in 1990, 5 in 1991, and 24 in 1992. The report carries the names of the temples, their addresses, the mode of attack, date and the extent of damage done. The following is the 1ist of the temples hit by communal violence in J&K on the basis of Home Ministry Report.
SRINAGAR, FEBRUARY 20-21
1. Ganpatyar temple, Srinagar - Stoned - Window panes broken.
2. Bhairav temple, Maisuma - Stoned - minor damage
3. Temple in front of Gurudwara at Amiradadal - ransacked - no damage
to the building.
4. Shiv temple, Jawaharnagar - attempted arson - minor damage to a window,
5. Bhairav Mandir, Karan Nagar - attempted arson - Carpet burned, no
damage to the building.
6, Shiv temple near secretariat - attempted arson - minor damage.
7. Shiv Mandir, Chota Bazar-60-70 rioter tried to attack the temple; police
fired four rounds in the air - no damage,
8. Narayan Math Mandir in Tulsi Bagh - attempted arson and stoning -
minor damage to windowpanes and door.
ANANTNAG DISTRICT, FEBRUARY 20 -21
9. Gautam nag mandlr at Sarnal - set on fire - heavy damage; 3 out of four
10. Shivalay Mandir, Nai Basti - heavy stoning, attempt to destroy and
ransack - damage worth Rs. 10,000.
11. Temple at Wanpoh on Khanabal-Qazigund Road - set on fire- extent of
damage not known.
12. Another temple at Vanpoh - set on fire - extent of the damage not known.
13. Temple at Aishmuqam - attempt at ransacking - one idol damaged.
14. Temple at Dhanbogund, Kulgam - set on fire - extent of damage not known.
15. Navgam temple, Shangas - Heavy stoning - extent of damage not known.
16. Achhabal temple near Navgam - Heavy stoning - extent of damage not known.
17-20. Four temples in Lokbhavan village of Thana Qazigund - attempted
21. Harish Chandra Seva Mandir, Beejbehara - ransacking - idols destroyed.
22. Devi Mandir, village Karebal Beejbehara - ransacking - Idols damaged.
23. Shivalay Mandir, Janglat Mandi, Anantnag town - ransacking - extent
of damage not known.
24. Temple of Dyalgam - attempt at ransacking - extent of damage not known.
25. Temple at Fatehpura village, Qazigund Tehsil - set on fire - extent of
damage not known.
26. Temple at village Siligam, Thana Aishmuqam - attempt at ransacking.
PULWAMA DISTRICT, FEBRUARY 20-21
27. Shiv Mandir at village Koil, Thana Pulwama - attempted arson.
28. Temple at village Trisal, Thana Pulwama -AttPmpted ransacking -
idols, microphone taken away; compoundwall of the adjacent cremation ground broken.
BARAMULLA DISTRICT, FEBRUARY 20-21
29. Kali Mandir in Jamla Kadal Mohalla, Sopore - attempted arson, local
people foiled the attempt - no damage.
30. Fatapura temple, Sopore - stoning - minor damage.
ANANTNAG DISTRICT, FEBRUARY 24-25
31.Chandi Puiarl temple, VYosu Thana Qazigund) - Arson - damage worth Rs. 20,000.
BADGAM DISTRICT, FEBRUARY 24-25
32. Sharda Devi temple, Yalkot (Thana 8adgam) - attempt to arson - one part burnt.
33.Shiv Temple, Sanghampura - (Thana Biru) - attempt to arson - verandah damaged in arson.
34. Shiv Mandir, Magam (Thana Vodura) - attempt to arson - minor damage.
BARAMULA DISTRICT, FEBRUARY 24-25
35. Temple in Bandipore - arsoned - minor damage.
36. Temple in Bandipore - arsoned - minor damage.
SRINAGAR DISTRICT, AUGUST 15
1. Ram Mandir, Maharajganj, Srinagar - attempt to arson - minor damage.
2. Shiv Mandir, Sarafkadal, Srinagar - stoned - minor damage.
BARAMULLA DISTRICT, AUGUST 18
3. Shiv Mandir, Bandipur - arsoned - Heavy damage.
4. Shri Raghunath Mandir, Barmulla - explosion in Mandir - minor damage.
PULWAMA DISTRICT, AUGUST 21
5. Shiv temple, Shopian - Fully destroyed; heavy damage.
6 . Local tempIe in Tral - Arsoned - Heavy damage.
ANANTAG DISTRICT, AUGUST 19
7. Devi Mandir, Anantnag - arsoned - minor damage.
DODA DISTRICT, OCT0BER 27
8. Basaknag mandir, Bhadrawah - arsoned - minor damage.
SRINAGAR DISTRICT (MARCH 24 TO NOV. 2)
1. Shri Ram mandir's Hall, Barbarshah Srinagar - explosion - minor damage.
2. Shiv Mandir Chota Bazar, Srinagar, Fully damaged.
3. Shri Raghunath Mandir, Srinagar - attempt to arson - minor damaqe.
4. Building of Ramkrishna Ashram, Chota Bazar, Srinagar-arsoned-minor damage.
PULWAMA DISTRICT, OCTOBER 3
5. Suchcha Nath Mandir, Shopian - arsoned - heavy damage.
BADGAM DISTRICT, OCTOBER 21
6. Shri Ram Mandir, Badgam - destroyed; idols looted - heavy damage.
7. Rama Mandir, Udhampur - heavy damage.
8. Supernag Temple - Idols looted and temple burnt.
9. Siv Mandir Kiratwar - explosion on 2nd Nov. - minor damage.
10. Buichhal Mandir - explosion on 10th Nov. - heavy damage.
11. Temple in Kulharad village - arsoned on 12th Nov. - heavy damage.
12 Temple in Bharat village - arsoned on 12th Nov. - heavy damage.
1. Arya Samaj Mandir and School, Srinagar - explosion an 10th Feb. Minor damage
2. Shri Raghunath Mandir, Srinagar - attempted arson on 24th Feb., minor damage.
3. Arya Samaj Mandir and School Wazir Bagh, Srinagar - explosion on 21st July - heavy damage.
4. Shri Ram Mandir, Babarshah Srinagar - Conference Hall attacked with rocket on 2nd Sept . - minor damage .
5. Shitalnath Mandir, Srinagar - arsoned on 18th Nov. - heavy damage.
6. Lakshmi Mandir, Bijbehara - arsoned on 4th August - Heavy damage.
7. Sharda Mandir, Kalusa, 8andipur-arsoned on 7th Nov.- Heavy damage.
8. Handura Mandir - Precincts desecrated and idols stolen on 13th Nov. -
heavy loss in the form of disappearance of idols.
1. Nagbal Mandir, Anantnag - Explosion - Minor damage
2-3. Shri Raghunath Mandir, Anantnag - Explosion, Grenade thrown - minor damage
SRINAGAR DISTRICT, APRIL 13
4-5. Shri Raghunath Mandir, Srinagar - seven houses of Hindus and two temples arsoned - minor damage.
All arsoned; and minor damages:
1. Raghunath Mandir, Karafali Mohalla, Srinagar - 8 May.
2. Anantnag - 7 December
3. Srinagar - 7 December
4. Kulgam, Anantnag - 7-8 December.
5. Shiv Mandir, Sherpore Kund - 7-8 December.
6. Temple at Karichhama - Tang Marg, Baramulla - 7-8 December.
7. Temple in Baramulla on Kungar Tang Road - 7-8 December.
8. Shri Vishnu Temple, on the Bank of River Jhelum 7-8 December.
9. Kuvi Utraso Temple Anantnag - 7-8 December.
10. Temple of Chitergund, Anantnag - 7-8 December.
11. Temple of Bana Mohalla, Srinagar -7-8 December.
12. Karfali Mohalla, Srinagar -7-8 December
13. Samshan Bhoomi Temple, Karannagar, Srinagar - 7-8 December
14. Narsingh Bagh - Shadipur Temple, Ganderbal, Srinagar - 7-8 December.
15. Nandkishore Temple, Sumbal, Baramulla - 7-8 December.
16. Temple of Pahalgam, Anantnag - 7-8 December.
17-22. Verinag, Anantnag - 8 December.
23. Temple in Tragaon, Kupwara -9 December.
24. Temple in Pattan, Baramulla - 9 December.
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