Pakistani Hindu community pardons religious fanatics for vandalising ancient temple!

Is this Gandhigiri of Pakistani Hindus or their weakness? What else can the Pakistani Hindus do? There is no doubt that Hindus are compelled to pardon these fanatics as the alternative can only be grave consequences!

Peshawar (Pakistan) – The Hindu community in Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has decided to pardon the fanatic mob that vandalised and burned down a century-old temple in the province. The incident took place on 30th December in last year when a fanatic mob, led by the local clerics and the members of Jihadi party Jamiat-Ulema-e-Islam, vandalised the ancient Hindu temple in Karak district and also smashed the Samadhi of Shri Paramhansji Maharaj. The local clerics and members of the Hindu community held a meeting on Saturday to resolve the dispute.

1. As per the dialogue, informally called ‘jigra’, the accused have apologised for the attack. The Muslim clerics have assured full protection to the Hindus and their rights as per the country’s constitution. (Who will believe in such an assurance? It is a drama! – Editor) A reconciliation statement would be presented to the Supreme Court, in a bid to secure the release of the accused. (It is apparent how the local leaders are attempting to quash the court cases on the fanatics! – Editor) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa CM Mahmood Khan had chaired the ‘jigra’ meet.

2. Pakistan Hindu Council chairman Ramesh Kumar, who is also an MLA of the ruling PTI, said the incident had hurt the feelings of Hindus across the world.

3. Around 50 people were arrested in the case. Following the incident, India had strongly condemned the attack. India’s Foreign Ministry had raised serious concerns with the Pakistan high commissioner in India over the repeated attacks on the minorities. On the other hand, Pakistan’s Supreme Court had ordered the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa administration to rebuild the temple.