Pakistan SC informed of Hindu temples’ desecration

The court had taken up a matter relating to implementation of a set of guidelines handed down in a June 19, 2014 judgment on minority rights.



By Afzal Khan

Published: Wed 18 Feb 2015, 11:22 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 8:45 PM

Islamabad — The Pakistan Hindu Council has brought to the notice of the Supreme Court the increasing incidents of desecration of Hindu temples in the country.

The patron-in-chief of the Pakistan Hindu Council, Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, while responding to an earlier query by a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Nasirul Mulk on February 11, submitted in writing alleged excesses aimed at defiling the places of worship of Hindus.

The court had taken up a matter relating to implementation of a set of guidelines handed down in a June 19, 2014 judgment on minority rights.

Vankwani, a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Member of National Assembly from Tharparkar, submitted two applications, one requesting the court to take notice of desecration of temples and the other seeking an order for the government to submit details about measures being taken to protect the premises sacred to the minority communities.

He said that between January and February a number of incidents of desecration took place in Sindh. Some elements damaged idols at the Hinglaj temple at Makli in Thatta district. Radha Krishan temple on Mirpurkhas Road in Hyderabad was attacked and two women were injured.

Likewise, some people tried to take possession of a temple in a colony in Hyderabad’s Fateh Chowk area despite the fact that it had been in possession of the Hindu community for the past 100 years.

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