Indian PM Launches Redevelopment Project of Hindu Temple in Manama in Presence of Godmother of Normalization with Israel
2019-08-27 - 1:54 am
Bahrain Mirror (Exclusive): The Bahraini authorities continued their welcoming ceremony for its guest, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On the second day of his visit, Modi visited the Hindu Shreenathji temple in Manama, where he launched the redevelopment project of the temple, which will cost one and a half million BD.
Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa and the Board of Trustees Chairman of the King Hamad Global Centre for Peaceful Coexistence Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa accompanied Modi in his visit. However, the presence of the president of (This is Bahrain) society, Betsy Mathieson, among the authorities' official representatives was remarkable.
Betsy Mathieson is described as the locomotive of Bahrain's normalization with Israel. She is directly funded from the Royal Court. She established the society in May 2017 after a series of events inside and outside Bahrain, with the aim of whitewashing the image of the King and defaming the popular movement demanding democracy.
A delegation from the Society visited Israel in December 2017, which triggered widespread uproar and criticism that went beyond Bahrain's local level.
The Bahraini authorities exaggerated in honoring the controversial Indian prime minister who is known for his anti-Muslim history. It is note mentioning that Modi took the decision to abolish the autonomy of the Muslim-majority region of Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian Prime Minister was honored by Bahrain's King who granted him the First-Class Order. A massive event with the Indian community at the 35,000-seat Bahrain National Stadium was organized for him, where he delivered a speech to members of the Indian community filled with national pride.