UAE decides to allot land for temple in Abu Dhabi

Modi thanks UAE leadership for the landmark decision


Ians August 17, 2015
PHOTO: AP

ABU DHABI: The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to United Arab Emirates (UAE) ended with the government announcing its decision to allot land for building a temple in Abu Dhabi.

Grateful for the landmark decision taken, Modi thanked the UAE leadership.

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"A long wait for the Indian community ends. On the occasion of Modi's visit, UAE government decides to allot land for building a temple in Abu Dhabi," tweeted external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

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The UAE is home to 2.6 million Indian workers, out of which around 20 per cent are white-collar professionals, while Indian expatriates comprise 30 per cent of the UAE's population and are the largest nationality group.

COMMENTS (11)

A Peshawary | 6 years ago | Reply Excellent UAE ruler promoting Shirk. There might be a day to hear that Saudi Arabia did the same thing to save their Kingship. A Peshawary
Sameer | 6 years ago | Reply Turkey and Indonesia both are secular countries, both doing well without oil wealth.... even secular Bangladesh is doing better in many parameters , UAE is successful bcoz it's a multi cultural society..... thing is, secularism is the only key to progress in upcoming times
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