A mob attacked the temple at Bhong metropolis of Rahim Yar Khan district of the province, some 590 km from Lahore, in protest towards the discharge of an eight-year-old Hindu boy, who was arrested for allegedly urinating in an area seminary.
“Greater than 50 suspects have been arrested thus far via evaluation of video footages in a shameful ransacking incident at a temple in Rahim Yar Khan,” Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar tweeted.
“We’ll be sure that no such incident occurs (sooner or later). Apart from, the restoration work of the temple has been underway in full pace,” he mentioned.
He additionally shared the images of among the arrested folks on his social media account.
District Police Officer of Rahim Yar Khan Asad Sarfraz mentioned that every one “fundamental suspects” within the temple assault case have been arrested.
An FIR has been registered underneath terrorism and different sections of the Pakistan Penal Code towards over 150 folks for his or her involvement in attacking the temple, he mentioned.
Pakistan’s Supreme Court docket on Friday pulled up authorities for failing to cease the assault and ordered the arrest of the culprits, observing that the incident has tarnished the picture of the nation overseas.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed mentioned that vandalism on the temple had introduced disgrace to the nation as police acted like silent spectators.
The Chief Justice questioned on the arrest of the eight-year-old boy and requested whether or not police had been incapable of understanding the psychological capability of the minors.
Pakistan’s parliament on Friday condemned the temple assault by adopting a decision.
The listening to within the case has been adjourned until August 13.
India on Thursday summoned the Pakistani cost d’affaires in New Delhi and lodged a agency protest, expressing grave considerations at this reprehensible incident and the continued assaults on the liberty of faith of the minority communities and their locations of spiritual worship in Pakistan.
Hindus kind the largest minority group in Pakistan.
In accordance with official estimates, 75 lakh Hindus reside in Pakistan. Nevertheless, in line with the group, over 90 lakh Hindus reside within the nation.
Nearly all of Pakistan’s Hindu inhabitants is settled in Sindh province the place they share tradition, traditions and language with Muslim residents. They usually complain of harassment by extremists.