Hinglaj Mandir, Nani Mandir is a symbol of Baloch religious tolerance. The autonomous region came under fire this week by the Pakistan government alleging that the seperatist movement is controlled fr
Hinglaj is an important Hindu pilgrimage place in Balochistan, Pakistan and Kuldevi of Kshatriya Bhavsar Community. It is situated in Balochistan province about 250 km north-west of Karachi.
The site has become a beacon of proof of the Baloch secular religious attitude particularly towards the Hindu pilgrim’s even though the majority of the populace are Muslims.
The autonomous region which has sought separation from the Pakistani Central government since the division of Hindustan (India). Yet since 2001 it has been associated with the NWFP and FATA regions as a hotbed for religious extremism to the dismay of the locals.
In 2006 the leader of the Baloch National Front, Sardar Akbar Khan Bugati was assasinated by the Pakistani army whom have faced an increase in underground insurgency that the Pakistani government alleges to be masterminded from Afghanistan.
On the other hand the area of Balochistan is also significant of Indo-Pakistani relations, the government this week insisted that the Baloch insurgency is supported by India to circulate influence in the region and that it is also home to countless Indian spooks and Afghan taliban, yet places like Hinglaj Mandir indicates the religious tolerance of the Baloch state.