Religious frenzy in Pakistan, temple vandalism by mob! | News

A shocking incident of religious extremism has taken place in Pakistan. Hundreds of people vandalized a temple in the country’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Islamabad, December 31: A shocking incident of religious extremism has taken place in Pakistan. Hundreds of people vandalized a temple in the country’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The incident took place in Teri village in Karak district, district police officer Irfan Marawat said.

What is the incident?

According to the information given by Marawat about this incident, “The crowd was against the new construction of this temple. They destroyed the old part of the temple as well as the new building. No arrests have been made in the case so far and no arrests have been made.

Severe repercussions of the incident

Lalchand Malhi, secretary of the Pakistan Humanitarian Commission, has strongly condemned the incident. Some anti-social forces are trying to discredit Pakistan. The government should not give them shelter. The district administration should immediately file an FIR in this regard and take legal action against the culprits, “he demanded.

London-based human rights activist Shama Junejo has also expressed outrage over the incident. “This is the new Pakistan. A temple has been vandalized here. Police and security forces made no attempt to stop the insane crowd. This is a shameful day, “he said.

What is the government’s explanation?

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has given an explanation after the incident went viral. State Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has ordered an inquiry into the matter. The government will not tolerate attacks on religious places. The matter will be investigated and the culprits will be arrested immediately, “Khan assured.

According to official government figures, there are 75 lakh Hindus living in Pakistan. Their leaders claim that the number of Hindus in the country is more than 90 lakhs. Types of persecution of Hindus in the country, forcible conversion of their daughters have been repeatedly exposed in Pakistan. The incidence is higher in Sindh province.

Published by:News18 Desk

First published:December 31, 2020, 10:09 AM IST


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