The Hindu community living in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, accused the mob of sabotaging and setting fire to a century-old Old Temple located in the state. Have decided to forgive. Local religious leaders and members of the Hindu community met on Saturday to resolve the dispute.
In a meeting informally called ‘Jirga’, the accused apologized for the attack and for carrying out a similar incident in 1997. Leaders of Muslim religion assured that they will protect Hindus and their rights according to the constitution of the country. A copy of the agreement reached in the meeting will be submitted to the Supreme Court so that the accused can be released.
Meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mahmud Khan
It is noteworthy that on 30 December last year, a mob led by local clerics and members of the fundamentalist party Jamiat-Ulema-e-Islam vandalized the temple and tomb in the Tari village in Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. In the attack, the mob handed over the temple further.
Addressing the media after a meeting with the local Ulema, President of Pakistan Hindu Council Ramesh Kumar said that the incident has hurt the sentiments of Hindus around the world. MLA from Tehreek-e-Insaf Party ticket told that the Jirga proceedings took place under the chairmanship of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmud Khan.
Supreme Court ordered temple reconstruction
Significantly, 50 people have been arrested in this case. India also expressed deep concern over this incident. The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to renovate the temple. According to the news of The Express Tribune, a bench of three judges of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed took the hearing after taking suo motu cognizance of the case of the temple being set on fire.
Recover the amount of renovation from the firemen
During the hearing, Justice Gulzar had asked whether there was any seizure or arrest on the temple issue in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa? notify us. In January, the court ordered the provincial government to recover money for the reconstruction of the temple from the people who set fire to this shrine. Justice Ejazul Ahsan had said that the court had given this order so that those who attacked the temple could learn a lesson.