- Angry crowd drove by older folks of strict gathering assaults, sets on fire a Hindu holy place in Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
- Police state crowd was furious over “secret expansion” of the altar onto a close by property
- Minister of Human Rights Shireen Mazari has firmly denounced the act
KARAK, KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA: An irate horde on Wednesday assaulted and set on fire the sanctuary of a Hindu holy person in the Karak area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to police authorities, when the episode was accounted for, police faculty arrived at the site and scattered the mob.
As announced by Dawn.com, a crowd involving “more than a thousand people”, drove by neighborhood seniors of a strict gathering, dispatched the assault to eliminate the temple.
Video cuts becoming a web sensation via online media show swarms of individuals breaking and tainting the webpage while reciting trademarks. Smoke could likewise be seen radiating from the hallowed place after it was allegedly determined to fire.
Following the occurrence, the District Police Officer of Karak told DawnNewsTV that region inhabitants had required a dissent, promising it would be serene, however a nearby priest impelled the group to depend on violence.
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Area occupants, as indicated by the DPO, detailed that the altar was being “secretly expanded” which maddened them.
Govt censures the attack
Upon hearing the news, the Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari took to Twitter and “strongly condemned” the attack.
“Strongly condemn the burning of a Hindu temple by a mob in Karak Khyber Pukhtunkhwa,” she stated.
“[The] KP govt must ensure culprits [are] brought to justice. MOHR also moving on this. We, as a govt, have a responsibility to ensure [the] safety & security of all our citizens & their places of worship,” the priest wrote.