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Pak SC orders Restoration Of Vandalized Temple, Recompensation From Agitators

Restoration of the temple is in progress executed by the provisional government and funded by a radical Islamic party.

On December 30, 2020, radical Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Party had vandalized and set fire to a Hindu Temple in a Terri village near the northwestern town of Karak in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

After getting condemnation from Human Right Activists and Shireen Mazhar, the Human Right Minister, police arrested 31 accused hooligans.

The chief justice Justice Gulzar Ahmed took immediate action after minority advocate Ramesh Kumar filled in with the news of sabotaging the temple by the radicals during a meeting held in Karachi. And hence, the case underwent to Supreme Court.

The SC ordered the authorities to renovate the temple immediately by acquiring recompensation from the Amir Maulana Ataur Rahman, leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Party.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed questioned police incompetency. Despite, 92 police officials present at the spot the situation was uncontrollable. In fact, SC suspended 12 officials for their cowardice and negligence.

The provisional government accepted to reconstruct the temple bearing all the costs, but SC denied and suggested the expenditure of reconstruction must be covered by the Amir Maulana Ataur Rahman along with his followers.

SC supervised the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and the Auqaf department to start the restoration soon and submit the report within a couple of weeks.

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