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Pakistan Chief Justice Orders Arrest of Culprits in Hindu Temple Desecration

Pakistan Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed on Friday reprimanded the Punjab Police chief for failing to take action to safeguard the Hindu temple, which was desecrated by a frenzied mob.

Chief Justice Gulzar took suo moto notice of the attack on the temple in village Bhong, after meeting with Ramesh Kumar, MNA and Patron-in-Chief Pakistan Hindu Council. He directed the Police chief to arrest all culprits involved in the incident.

A frenetic mob attacked a Hindu temple in Bhong city in Rahim Yar Khan district of Pakistan on Wednesday. Pakistani lawmaker and Hindu community leader Ramesh Kumar Vankwani shared videos of the incident.

In one of the videos, the mob can be seen destroying the infrastructure of the temple.The mob vandalised the temple and broke idols and temple structures.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday condemned the attack on the temple.

“Strongly condemn attack on Ganesh Mandir in Bhung, RYK yesterday. I have already asked IG Punjab to ensure the arrest of all culprits and take action against any police negligence. The government will also restore the Mandir,” Pakistan PM tweeted.

India yesterday summoned Pakistan charge d’affaires and lodged a strong protest on the attack on the temple.

In recent years, there has been a surge in attacks on the place of worship of religious minorities in Pakistan. The country has been repeatedly slammed by the international community for not safeguarding the interest of its minorities.

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