Karak Pakistan: 30 December. A Hindu temple in Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was allegedly vandalized and set on fire by a mob of over a hundred people, allegedly led by local Muslim religious leaders.
A video clip is going viral on social media, in which a violent mob is seen destroying the walls and ceilings of the temple. Action against the Hindu minority community is widely condemned by human rights activists in Pakistan and other parts of the world.
Mubashir Zaidi (@Xadeejournalist), a Karachi-based journalist, tweeted, “#BREAKING … a mob led by local clerics destroyed the Hindu temple in KP district. Hindus obtained permission from the administration to expand the temple But local clerics arranged. Crowds to destroy the temple. Police and administration became silent spectators @ImranKhanPTI “
London-based human rights activist Shama Junejo (@ShamaJunejo) tweeted, “This is the new Pakistan! A Hindu temple was destroyed today in Karak, a city in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province ruled by the PTI government. Police or force did not stop. The crowd because They were chanting Allah-o-Akbar. A shameful day, indeed beyond reproach! “
Rabia Mahmood (@ Rabail26), a researcher and journalist, also condemned the attack on religious sites. She tweeted, “2020 in Pakistan: Hindu temple in Karak, KP vandalized and vandalized by violent mob. While the rise of Hindutva in India is cured by the Government of Pakistan, fascists at home continue to attack non-Muslim Pakistanis Huh”.
Human rights activist Ihtesham Afghan (@IshtamAfghan) tweeted, “Today a Hindu temple was demolished by religious extremists in Karak. It is a very embarrassing moment for us as it reflects the way we treat minorities in our country.” . you could not.” Till the time and till the rights of minorities are protected, they should run the federation.
According to the Daily Times, a rally was organized by the Sunni Deobandi political party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) in Pakistan, where speakers made furious speeches after which the accused mob attacked the temple, Flamed it and flared it to the ground.
It quoted JUI-F KP Amir Maulana Ataur Rahman that his party has nothing to do with the burning of the temple as it happened after his party’s rally.