The VHP delegation outside the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi. | Photo: Special arrangement
The VHP delegation outside the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi. | Photo: Special arrangement
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New Delhi: A Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) delegation Monday submitted a memorandum to the Pakistan High Commission in the national capital, demanding idols reportedly found on Multan court premises last week to be returned to India.

Led by VHP’s Delhi president Kapil Khanna and national spokesperson Vijay Shankar Tiwari, the delegation submitted a memorandum to the Pakistan High Commission.

The VHP asked the official to hand over the idols to the Indian High Commission in Pakistan so they can be brought to India for worship.

“We have come to know through print media about the discovery of gold treasure (which included gold coins, large quantity of gold, antique arms from the British colonial period and the idols of the Hindu deities) inside Malkhana No 1 at Katcheri District Courts, Multan, Pakistan by the labourers while digging ground to erect a new building connecting as an extension in the existing District Courts,” the delegation said in the memorandum.

“This step will also help in building relationship and bring harmony between the two neighbouring nations and citing a great example for extending friendship from the Government of Pakistan. We are sure that this good gesture from Pakistan will further strengthen our relationship as good neighbours,” read the memorandum.

A copy of the memorandum has also been shared with External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar.

According to a report in Pakistan-based publication The News, the labourers demolishing the structure claimed to find gold coins and documents from debris.


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‘Will be thankful from bottom of our hearts’

The memorandum said a district council official has said he heard labourers found some old documents and coins, including the idols of Hindu deities, which are precious or may be of archaeological value stored inside Multan Malkhana.

“The said Malkhana was built before partition and is located exactly behind a structure once used as court of Special Judge Anti-Corruption which now stand demolished. The matter was reported to the senior local officials following which a civil judge and a district government official visited the site and sealed the room,” it read.

“As per local confirmation a letter has also been sent to Punjab government and further action would be taken on the instructions of the Punjab Government,” the memorandum added.

The VHP asked the Pakistan government to take stock of the facts pointed out in the memorandum and allow a designated officer of the Indian High Commission to inspect the site to identify the idols and arrange the handover of these idols.

“Prima-facie the said treasure looks like of Erstwhile Indian State/Kingdom, however, we are requesting you to allow us to take the possession of Hindu deities only as our faith is priceless here. Once the Idols are handed over to us, we will bring them to India and place them in a temple as per Hindu rituals,” it added.

The VHP said “we will be thankful to the Pakistan Government from bottom of our hearts” if the high commission assists in handing over the idols.


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  1. It would be appropriate if these idols are handed over to Hindus living in Pakistan. It is not necessary that Indo-Pak relations will strengthen if these iols are sent to India. Religious harmony can prevail even if they are put in Hindu Temples in Pakistan.

  2. Ask the idols where they want to be sent to. Heck ask the idols whether they want to be worshiped or not? Will they answer? Nein! They’re made of stupid dumb rock or metal or wood. What will these idols benefit any intelligent thinking person? These hindus better worship their daughter’s barbie idols. They’re all the same!

  3. The arrogance of India is funny. They are this way because they cannot do anything, they are powerless. Thats why they act all insecure and haughty. Its hilarious. “demanded return of the idols” yeah right, so give us back the Taj Mahal, red fort and everything that Muslims built

  4. I think the best solution is to leave this matter up to the ” gods” whether they wish to live in Pakistan or go to India.
    Let them decide their “future”.

  5. Y hand over to India , guess pakistan can place the idols in museum in case it’s very old historic or if they are about 200 years old , the idols can be placed in hindu temples which are functional in around Multan .

  6. Indians are very strange people indeed. Hand over Taj Mahal to Pakistan because it is of Muslim heritage. We will thank you from the bottom of our hearts and the relationships between our countries will be good. Yea Right.

  7. I think those filthy idols should be melted down into gold bars and used to help the economy of Pakistan. It should not be given to the hindus to enable them to worship idols instead of Allah. The idols that are made of stone or wood etc, should be destroyed.

    There is no god worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad is the final Messenger from Allah.

  8. What India has got to do with this? Pakistani Idols belong to Pakistani Hindus. If the gods want to go to India, sure they can go, no one can stop the gods, they are the gods, but the gods have stayed in Pakistan. Pakistan has no power to stop the Hindu gods. These gods should be handed over to Hindus in Pakistan.

  9. It is a nice request. But Pakistan shouldn’t hand over its heritage to India. If they originated from Pakistan , they should be placed in Hindu temples inside Pakistan. That is the birth place , does’t make much of sense exporting the countries heritage .

  10. I think indian MUslims should approach Pakistan Brothers and get these Idols back to their Hindu brothers whose God these are. Because everybody’s god is god to them.

  11. These will be added to the national treasures of Pakistan for all to see and especially the Pakistani Hindu community, they belong to Pakistan, if Indian’s wish to view them then they are most welcome to view them when they become available for display at their own expense. Unlike fascist India who is hell bent on destroying anything that dose not fit into its fascist Hindu ideology, Pakistan preserves it’s historical monuments and treasures regardless of religion.

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