August 2003 News

400-year-old temple set afire in Jammu and Kashmir

13 August 2003
The Hindustan Times
Press Trust of India

Baderwah: A 400-year-old temple was set afire by some unidentified persons at a place 15 km from here in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district in the wee hours of  Wednesday, police sources said.The temple dedicated to snake god 'Subernag' was set ablaze at around 2.30 am in Subernag ridge, they said, adding the shrine was gutted.Soon after the news spread, shopkeepers downed their shutters in Baderwah town as a mark of protest resulting in tension, the sources said.Police and security forces have been rushed to the area, they said, adding Army and police are patrolling the sensitive areas of the town.


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