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Pakistan Supreme Court Takes Cognizance Of Attack On A Hindu Temple In Rahim Yar Khan City

Sparsh Upadhyay
7 Aug 2021 9:40 AM GMT
Pakistan Supreme Court Takes Cognizance Of Attack On A Hindu Temple In Rahim Yar Khan City
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The Supreme Court of Pakistan has taken a suo motu cognizance of the attack on a Hindu temple (of Lord Ganesha) in village Bhong of Rahim Yar Khan in Pakistan. The Supreme Court of Pakistan has issued a press statement in this regard which states that Member of National Assembly and Patron in Chief of Pakistan Hindu Council Dr. Ramesh Kumar called on the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr....

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The Supreme Court of Pakistan has taken a suo motu cognizance of the attack on a Hindu temple (of Lord Ganesha) in village Bhong of Rahim Yar Khan in Pakistan.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan has issued a press statement in this regard which states that Member of National Assembly and Patron in Chief of Pakistan Hindu Council Dr. Ramesh Kumar called on the Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Gulzar Ahmed on August 5 and discussed the issue with him

"The Hon'ble Chief Justice of Pakistan showed grave concern over the tragic incident," the press release states.

Further, taking cognizance of the issue, the CJ of Pakistan fixed the matter before Court on 06.08.2021 (Friday) directing the Chief Secretary Punjab and IGP Punjab to appear along with a report.

Hearing the matter on Friday, the Supreme Court pulled up the authorities for their failure to stop the attack and ordered the arrest of the culprits, observing that the incident had tarnished the image of the country abroad. (as reported by PTI)

"What were the administration and the police doing when the temple was attacked? A Hindu temple was demolished, and just think what they must have felt. Imagine what would have been the reaction of Muslims, had a mosque been demolished," the Chief Justice said.

According to news agency PTI, police said the mob attacked the Hindu temple at Bhong city of Rahim Yar Khan district, some 590 km from Lahore, in reaction to the alleged desecration of a Muslim seminary.

"An eight-year-old Hindu boy last week had allegedly urinated at a library of the seminary in the area that caused tensions in Bhong, where Muslims and Hindus have been living peacefully for decades," PTI said in its report.

The Supreme Court will hear the matter further on August 13.

Last year, the Chief Justice of Pakistan, Gulzar Ahmed had taken notice of the burning of a Hindu temple in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Karak District.

It may be noted that the Hindu Temple/Shrine of Hindu Saint Shri Paramhans Ji Maharaj was set on fire by an aggressive mob in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province (Karak district).

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