In a move that has been seen as a major breakthrough, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Government has decided to allot land for building a Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi.
“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,” Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson, Vikas Swarup tweeted.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is on his maiden trip to the United Arab Emirates, had earlier visited the visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque where he was greeted by a multitude of Indians chanting “Modi Modi”.
He later visited the ICAD Residential City where he interacted with the Indian migrant labourers, their representatives and discussed issues of their working conditions.
On Monday, he will interact with the Indian diaspora at the Dubai cricket stadium where around 50,000 people have registered to attend.