‘Rebuild the demolished temple within two weeks’; Pakistan at the international level again Crime

Last week, a Hindu temple in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was attacked by some people. Pakistan’s Supreme Court has taken cognizance of the matter and ordered the temple to be rebuilt.

Islamabad, January 05: Last week, a Hindu temple in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was attacked by some people. The temple is hundreds of years old. Pakistan’s Supreme Court has now taken cognizance of the matter and has ordered the reconstruction of the temple. The Supreme Court on Tuesday passed the order to the Evacuee Property Trust Board (EPTB). The court also said that the attack was causing a stir in the country at the international level.

Maulana and some political party supporters have demolished the temple and set it on fire. According to the Dawn newspaper, the Supreme Court has asked to take note of the relevant attack and has ordered local officials to appear in court on January 5. The court also ordered that the temple be rebuilt within two weeks and that those who vandalized the temple be punished severely.

The attack on the temple on Wednesday by members of the radical Jamaat-Ulema-e-Islam party (Fazal-ur-Rehman group) in Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province; Human rights activists and minority Hindu leaders have strongly protested. During the hearing on Tuesday, a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed directed the EPTB to remove the encroachments in all the temples in the country and take stern action against the officials involved in the encroachments.

At the time, Justice Ahmed said that the incident at Karak had caused Pakistan to suffer at the international level. EPTB is an autonomous body. Which manages temples and gurdwaras, the religious property of Hindus and Sikhs who settled in India after partition.

Published by:News18 Desk

First published:January 5, 2021, 8:32 PM IST


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