As Indian premier Narendra Modi 's historic visit to the UAE comes to an end, the Gulf country has decided to allot land in its capital to build a Hindu temple, according to the Times of India . The move, which is aimed at strengthening bonds between India and the UAE, was praised by Modi on Twitter, Sunday:

While there are already two temples dedicated to Hindu deities Shiva and Krishna in Dubai, this will be the first in Abu Dhabi. A third of the UAE's total population is Indian, meaning that close to 2.6 million Indians work in the UAE, making it the largest expatriate group in the country.

While the Indian government lauded the recent decision, many took to Twitter Tuesday morning to voice their views on the matter.

Some saw this move as an infringement of Islamic principles, which rule the country's laws:

But UAE citizens and residents were quick to defend the government's decision: