Ramna Kali Mandir
Why in news:
- President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated a famous Hindu shrine that was destroyed by the Pakistani forces in Bangladesh during the war of 1971.
About the temple
- The Ramna Kali Bari used to be a famous landmark of Dhaka where a Kali temple stood for centuries.
- The temple was targeted after the beginning of the Operation Searchlight of the Pakistan army that targeted the political Opposition and the religious minorities of East Pakistan.
- Operation Searchlight was the codename for a planned military operation carried out by the Pakistan Army in an effort to curb the Bengali nationalist movement in former East Pakistan in March 1971.
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