India conveys serious concern to Pakistan over vandalisation of Hindu temple
On Wednesday, a mob vandalized Shri Paramhans Ji Maharaj’s Samadhi along with the Krishna Dwara Mandir in Pakistan
India has conveyed its serious concern to Pakistan over the recent incident of vandalisation and demolition of a Hindu temple in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Karak district, people familiar with the development said on the condition of anonymity.
“The Ministry conveyed its serious concerns to the Pakistan High Commission at repeated instances of similar nature, of atrocities against the members of the minority community,” sources said.
On Wednesday, a mob led by radical elements vandalized Shri Paramhans Ji Maharaj’s Samadhi along with the Krishna Dwara Mandir in Teri village in Karak district. According to media reports, around 1500 people had indulged in the destruction of the Hindu temple.
“We expect the Government of Pakistan to investigate the matter and take strict action against those responsible for this vandalisation and demolition of the temple,” sources said.
In 1997 too, the temple was attacked and demolished.
“It was also impressed upon the Government of Pakistan that this was not the first time the temple was destroyed in Pakistan. This has been ongoing since 1997,” sources said.
While asking Pakistan to share the investigation report of the incident with New Delhi, India made it clear that “the Government of Pakistan, in discharge of its responsibilities, is expected to look after the safety, security and well-being of its minority communities including protection of their religious rights and cultural heritage,” sources said.