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UAE takes a ‘landmark’ decision, allots land for buliding first temple in Abu Dhabi

There are nearly 2.6 million Indians in UAE which constitutes 30 per cent of the total population.

Written by Manoj C G | Abu Dhabi | Updated: August 17, 2015 2:19 am
UAE, modi UAE, modi UAE visit, Narendra Modi, Gulf nation, hindu temples, india news, news Abu Dhabi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

The United Arab Emirates Sunday decided to allot land for building a temple in Abu Dhabi, the first in the Emirati capital after Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his two-day visit to the strategic Gulf nation.

PM Modi thanked the UAE leadership for this “landmark” decision that came hours after visited the historic Sheikh Zayed grand mosque, the world’s third largest.

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There are a few temples in Dubai, but none in the capital city. Among the other temples in Dubai, one is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the other to Lord Krishna.

The Indian community here has been seeking land for building a temple for some time now. There are nearly 2.6 million Indians in UAE, making them 30 per cent of the country’s population and the largest expat community in the country.

“A long wait for the Indian community ends. On the occasion of PM’s visit, UAE Govt decides to allot land for building a temple in Abu Dhabi,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

“PM @narendramodi thanks UAE leadership for this landmark decision,” he added.

Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister after Indira Gandhi to visit this strategic Gulf nation in 34 years.

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    countk99
    Aug 17, 2015 at 6:36 am
    Thank you UAE and appreciated for your decision to allocate the land. All Muslim nations should take UAE as role model for development, peace and harmony. For all Indians in UAE, you are the bridge between the two nations to strength the relationship for development and prosperity. You are doing good job - keep it up.
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    1. Bankimchandra Desai
      Aug 17, 2015 at 8:29 pm
      Allotment for temple land in Abu Dabi by UAE govt. is NaMo @PMOIndia's landmark achievement. Congratulations .
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      1. Bankimchandra Desai
        Aug 17, 2015 at 8:29 pm
        Allotment for temple land in Abu Dabi by UAE govt. is NaMo @PMOIndia's landmark achievement. Congratulations .
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        1. Bankimchandra Desai
          Aug 17, 2015 at 8:30 pm
          Allotment for temple land in Abu Dabi by UAE govt. is NaMo @PMOIndia's landmark achievement. Congratulations .
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          1. Bankimchandra Desai
            Aug 17, 2015 at 8:30 pm
            Allotment for temple land in Abu Dabi by UAE govt. is NaMo @PMOIndia's landmark achievement. Congratulations .
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