Pakistan’s Supreme Courtroom orders rebuilding of vandalised Hindu temple, seeks timeline for completion

Pakistan’s Supreme Courtroom orders rebuilding of vandalised Hindu temple, seeks timeline for completion

The assault on the temple in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Karak district drew robust condemnation from human rights activists and the minority Hindu neighborhood leaders

Pakistan's Supreme Court orders rebuilding of vandalised Hindu temple, seeks timeline for completion

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Islamabad: Pakistan’s Supreme Courtroom has ordered the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa authorities to instantly begin rebuilding a century-old Hindu temple that was vandalised by a mob within the province, and submit a timeline for its completion.

The assault on the temple in Terri village in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Karak district by members of radical Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam occasion (Fazal ur Rehman group) in December drew robust condemnation from human rights activists and the minority Hindu neighborhood leaders, prompting the apex courtroom to order its reconstruction final month.

On Monday, a three-judge apex courtroom bench, headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed, heard the suo motu case relating to the burning of the temple, The Categorical Tribune reported.

In the course of the proceedings, Justice Gulzar stated, “Inform us if any restoration or arrest has been made on the temple concern in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa?”

In January, the apex courtroom had ordered the provincial authorities to recuperate the cash for the development of the temple from those that had burnt it.

Evacuee Belief Property Board lawyer Ikram Chaudhry apprised the bench that no restoration has been made thus far on the temple concern, the paper stated.

“The federal government had accredited Rs 30.41 million for the reconstruction of the temple,” Chaudhry knowledgeable the bench.

Justice Ijazul Ahsan stated that the courtroom had ordered to recuperate the cash from those that burnt the temple in order that they may study a lesson.

“Evacuee Belief Property Board chairman must be summoned and an in depth report containing all of the progress made thus far be submitted in courtroom,” Justice Gulzar stated.

The Evacuee Belief Property Board is a statutory board that manages non secular properties and shrines of Hindus and Sikhs who had migrated to India following the partition.

Ramesh Kumar, head of the Hindu Council and a member of the Nationwide Meeting, stated that the Chief Minister Mahmood Khan had stated that the Karak space was delicate and that the reconstruction of the temple in Karak must be carried out by the Hindu neighborhood.

“The KP authorities will later reimburse the price of constructing the temple.”

The KP extra advocate basic stated that based on the regulation, tender must be issued for the reconstruction of the temple.

Justice Gulzar directed authorities to make sure that the Prahladpuri temple in Multan is ready for the Holi competition falling on 28 March.

The chief justice directed the Evacuee Belief Property Board chairman, Punjab IG and chief secretary to make sure safety on the Multan shrine.

The bench summoned the Evacuee Belief Property Board chairman on the subsequent listening to and adjourned the suo motu case until subsequent Monday.

Hindus type the largest minority neighborhood in Pakistan.

In keeping with official estimates, 75 lakh Hindus dwell in Pakistan. Nonetheless, based on the neighborhood, over 90 lakh Hindus live within the nation.

Nearly all of Pakistan’s Hindu inhabitants is settled in Sindh province the place they share tradition, traditions and language with Muslim residents. They typically complain of harassment by the extremists.

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