Pak roundabout to be finally named after Bhagat Singh
The committee further recommended that an underpass on the Lahore Canal should be renamed after Jogindar Lal Mandal.
The City District Government of Lahore had first announced in the last week of September that the roundabout would be renamed after Bhagat Singh on the occasion of his death anniversary.
The move was put on hold after the JuD sent a strongly worded letter to district administration chief Noorul Amin Mengal and other government officials, warning them not to rename the spot after a "Hindu freedom fighter".
JuD leader Amir Hamza said: "We will not allow the renaming of places after Hindus, Sikhs or Christians. Pakistan is a Muslim country and such ideas cannot be appreciated".
However, retired Supreme Court judge Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramday, a member of the Dilkash Lahore committee, said Islam and the Constitution of Pakistan had always respected and protected the rights of minorities, including Sikhs, Hindus and Christians.
"That is why we are considering various important personalities, whether Muslims or Sikhs, Hindus and Christians, while renaming different places, intersections and
underpasses in Lahore," Ramday said.
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