SC orders to start restoration of vandalized Hindu Temple of KP in two weeks

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

05th Jan, 2021. 11:59 am
Supreme Court

The Supreme Court (SC), on Tuesday, has ordered to start the restoration of the vandalized Hindu Temple in Khyber Pakhtun Khwa in 2 weeks.

According to the details, a suo moto case related to the burning of Hindu Samadhi in Kirk, KP; was heard in the SC.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed, headed the three-member bench that heard the case.

During the hearing, the Chief Justice asked how the police allowed the mob to enter, the job of the police is to maintain law and order.

KP police representative told the court that the negligent policemen have been suspended and a case will be filed against them.

The court has also asked for reports on the number of temples in Pakistan, encroachment on land belonging to the Auqaf department, and the steps taken by the authorities against land grabbing.

On Monday, the Shoaib Suddle commission in its report placed before the Supreme Court on the vandalizing and burning of a century-old Samadhi (shrine) of a Hindu saint in Teri, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, recommended the opening of four Hindu temples for international tourism.

The report highlighted that the devastating action by miscreants on Dec 30 in the presence of police not only hurt the sentiments of the Hindu community in particular and the minority communities in general but also brought shame to Pakistan by tarnishing the country’s image at the international level.

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