Pakistan Court Remands Main Charged, 55 Others to Police Custody for Hindu Temple Vandalism
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The court also remanded another 56 implicated in the event, including Maulvi Sharif who is said to have prompted the crowd, to judicial custody.
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An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Saturday sent the main implicated, along with 55 others, jailed in the vandalism of a Hindu temple by a mob led by members of a radical Islamist party in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, to police custody for 9 days. The court likewise remanded another 56 implicated in the case, including Maulvi Sharif who is stated to have incited the crowd, to judicial custody.
The temple in Terri town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) Karak district was attacked last week by the mob after members of the Hindu community got approval from regional authorities to refurbish its decades-old building. The mob had destroyed the newly constructed work along with the old structure. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities chief Sanaullah Abbasi stated on Friday that Faizullah, who was determined as the main implicated, was apprehended from Karak district. He is said to have actually prompted and facilitated the mob for assaulting the temple and damaging the Samadhi of a religious leader there. The attack on the temple by members of radical Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam party (Fazal ur Rehman group) drew strong condemnation from human rights activists and the minority Hindu community leaders. Cops have actually filed grievance versus 350 individuals in the case.
The Supreme Court has actually ordered the Evacuee Home Trust Board (EPTB) to start reconstruction of the harmed temple and instructed authorities to recover the cash for the repair work from the assailants whose act has actually triggered “international shame” to Pakistan. Hindus form the greatest minority neighborhood in Pakistan. According to main price quotes, 75 lakh Hindus live in Pakistan. Nevertheless, according to the neighborhood, over 90 lakh Hindus are living in the country.
The majority of Pakistan’s Hindu population is settled in Sindh province where they share culture, customs and language with Muslim residents. They typically experience harassment by the extremists.
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