The court also ordered to put those who incited violence behind the bars. Also, the Pakistani top court ordered the government to repair the temple immediately.
A Hindu temple was vandalized in Pakistan’s Punjab province.
The Pakistani Supreme Court has become strict regarding the attack on a Hindu temple by a frenzied mob in Pakistan’s Punjab province. The Supreme Court of Pakistan has reprimanded Imran Khan’s government amidst the matter rising internationally and India’s warning. It has ordered immediate arrest of the perpetrators of the attack. India had also summoned the Pakistani diplomat on Thursday regarding the attack on the Hindu temple. At the same time, the Prime Minister of the neighboring country, Imran Khan, has condemned the attack and promised to rebuild the temple.
The Supreme Court ordered the immediate arrest of those involved in the attack on a Hindu temple in Bhong town of Rahim Yar Khan district of Punjab province. The court also ordered to put those who incited violence behind the bars. Also, the Pakistani top court ordered the government to repair the temple immediately. It is worth noting that the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Gulzar Ahmed had expressed serious concern about the attack on the temple. He also listed the matter for hearing on Friday.
Attackers attacked with sticks, stones and bricks
In fact, Pakistan Police said that a mob attacked a Hindu temple on Wednesday in Bhong town of Rahim Yar Khan district. This place is about 590 km from Lahore. Asad Sarfaraz, District Police Officer (DPO) of Rahim Yar Khan said, the attackers carried sticks, stones and bricks. Raising religious slogans, they destroyed the idols of gods and goddesses. He told that a part of the temple was also burnt. Sarfaraz said that law enforcement agencies brought the situation under control and dispersed the crowd. Rangers were called and deployed around the Hindu temple, he said.
What did Imran Khan say on the incident?
At the same time, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted, ‘Strongly condemn the yesterday’s attack on Ganesh temple in Rahim Yar Khan district. I have spoken to the IG (Inspector General of Police) Punjab and asked to ensure the arrest of all the culprits and take action against any police negligence. The government will also get the temple reconstructed. Earlier, Khan’s special advisor on political communication Dr Shahbaz Gill said that the Prime Minister’s Office has taken cognizance of this sad and unfortunate incident. He told that Khan has directed the district administration to investigate the incident and take strict action against the culprits.
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