- CJP Gulzar Ahmad orders authorities to right away reconstruct Karak shrine
- MNA Ramesh Kumar says Hindu group ought to rebuild the shrine
- KP govt pays again the cash for the reconstruction of the shrine, says Evacuee Belief Property lawyer
ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmad on Monday issued directives for authorities to begin work on rebuilding the shrine of a Hindu saint in Karak which was burned final yr by an enraged mob.
On December 30 final yr, a shrine in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Karak was set ablaze by a mob. Video clips of a crowd chanting slogans and desecrating the shrine went viral on social media. Smoke is also seen emitting from the shrine after it was set on hearth.
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The chief justice was conducting the listening to of a suo motu case associated to the rights of minorities and the Karak shrine incident when he requested whether or not the federal government had arrested anybody for the offence or any recoveries have been made on this regard.
Ikram Chaudhry, the Evacuee Belief Property lawyer, mentioned that authorities had no recovering have been made in relation to the desecrated shrine. Nonetheless, he mentioned the federal government had accredited Rs3,41,00,000 for the rebuilding of the Karak shrine.
Justice Ajaz ul Hasan mentioned that the court docket had issued directives to get well the monetary loss as a result of burning of the shrine from the culprits in order that it serves as an exemplary punishment.
MNA Ramesh Kumar knowledgeable the court docket that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan had mentioned that the Karak space was a delicate space.
“The Hindu community should reconstruct the shrine. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will pay back the cost of reconstructing the shrine,” he mentioned.
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa advocate common mentioned that as per legislation, tenders must be issued for the reconstruction of the shrine. To this, the chief justice directed authorities to right away have the shrine rebuilt.
He directed authorities to current a timeline to the court docket on when the shrine can be rebuilt. Justice Gulzar additionally directed authorities to make sure the Prahladpuri temple in Multan is ready for the Hindu competition Holi.
The chief justice additionally issued directives to authorities to make sure foolproof safety measures on the Prahladpuri temple.
Mob units ablaze Hindu saint’s shrine in KP’s Karak
In keeping with native information web site Daybreak.com, a mob of “more than a thousand people”, led by native elders of a spiritual social gathering, had launched the assault to take away the temple on December 30 final yr.
Video clips going viral on social media confirmed hordes of individuals breaking and desecrating the location whereas chanting slogans. Smoke is also seen emitting from the shrine after it was reportedly set on hearth.
Following the incident, the District Police Officer of Karak had advised media that space residents had known as for a protest, guaranteeing it could be peaceable, however an area cleric instigated the group to resort to violence.
Space residents, based on the DPO, had reported that the shrine was being “secretly expanded” which angered them.