By welcoming at least 200 flood victims, the most of whom were Muslims, a Hindu temple in a small Balochistani village established an example of interfaith peace.
Millions have been displaced and left homeless by recent floods in Pakistan.
More than 1,300 people have perished in the calamity. However, the Baba Madhodas Mandir in the Kachhi district’s Jalal Khan hamlet was significantly less damaged because it is situated on high ground and serves as a refuge for those impacted by floods.
Before the 1947 split, Muslims and Hindus were said to have loved Hindu saint Baba Madhodas equally. Iltaf Buzdar, a frequent visitor to the community, claimed that his parents told him legends about the saint. They claimed that rather than considering someone’s caste or creed, Baba saw them “through the prism of humanity.”
Hindu devotees from all across Balochistan frequently go to the Hindu temple.A few families have stuck behind to take care of the temple, even though the majority of the Hindu community has left the area in search of employment and other opportunities.
Rattan Kumar, the 55-year-old who is currently in charge, claimed that the temple had more than 100 apartments to house the yearly influx of visitors from all around Balochistan and Sindh.