Attack on Hindu temple in Pakistan is unacceptable, inhumane, says Altaf Hussain – News Vibe24

    Attack on Hindu temple in Pakistan is unacceptable, inhumane, says Altaf Hussain - Times of India
    The founder of the Muttahida Qaumi (MQM) party, Altaf Hussain, strongly condemned the attack and vandalism of a Hindu temple in the Rahim Yar Khan district of Punjab province in Pakistan.
    In a statement on Twitter, Hussein, who lived in exile in Britain, said that a few days ago, the place of worship of “Ahmadis” was desecrated in the city of Faisalabad in Punjab province.
    Now a number of extremist elements attacked a Hindu temple (Ganes temple) attacked and looted a village “Bhong” in the “Rahim Yar Khan” area of ​​Punjab province.
    The idols were desecrated and posters of gods and goddesses were burned by extremist elements.
    Altaf Hussein strongly condemned the incident, saying it was “an unacceptable, anti-Islamic, inhuman, immoral, unethical and unconstitutional act of vandalism.”
    Hussein said all these religious extremist groups were created by the Pakistan Army and its intelligence service, the ISI. He said these groups have been taught to hate and destroy non-Muslim places of worship in Pakistan.
    He said Pakistan had become the place of death for all non-Muslim minorities and other oppressed nations of Pakistan.
    A frantic mob attacked a Hindu temple in Bhong town in Pakistan’s Rahim Yar Khan district on Wednesday. Pakistani lawmaker and Hindu community leader Ramesh Kumar Vankwani shared a video of the incident.
    In one of the videos, the mob appears to be destroying the temple infrastructure.
    The mob vandalized the temple and broke idols and temple constructions.
    India, meanwhile, has summoned a Pakistani commissioner to protest the attack on a Hindu temple in Pakistan’s Punjab province.
    Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said on Thursday that the Pakistani commissioner had been summoned and expressed strong protest “expressing our grave concern over this reprehensible incident and the continuing attacks on the freedom of religion and minority religion”. .
    India has called on Pakistan to ensure the security, safety and prosperity of its minority communities.
    In recent years, there has been an increase in attacks on the place of worship of religious minorities in Pakistan. The country has been repeatedly criticized by the international community for not protecting the interests of its minorities.
    Last December, a crowd of about 100 people, led by local Muslim clerics, destroyed and set fire to a temple in the Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. A video clip that went viral on social media showed a violent mob destroying the walls and roof of the temple.
    A recent report by the Committee on Minority Rights in Pakistan revealed a “miserable” picture of the most respected Hindu sites in the country.
    The report, which was submitted to the country’s Supreme Court in April, presents an “overview of the decomposition and elimination” of two of Pakistan’s four most respected evacuation sites, Dawn reported.
    The report states that the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB), a legitimate council of the Pakistani government, has failed to preserve the ancient and sacred sites of the minority community.
    Of the 365 temples, only 13 were run by them, leaving 65 in the Hindu community and “abandoning the remaining temples,” Dawn said, citing the ETPB’s legal council.
    Pakistan discriminates against its religious minorities, which manifest themselves in various forms of targeted violence, mass killings, extrajudicial killings, kidnappings, rapes, coercion in Islam, etc. one of the most persecuted minorities in the region.
    The 2020 report, International Relief Freedom, released by the United States earlier this year, highlighted a downward spiral of religious expression in Pakistan, mainly in the form of blasphemy laws, punishable by up to the death penalty.

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