The government of Pakistan and also the government of Pakistan of the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – the KP province had announced on 2st January, Friday about the reconstruction of a Hindu temple. This Hindu temple was the one that was just recently vandalised and demolished by a large number of people earlier during this week. This temple and the incident took place in the Karak district. This is a district that borders the volatile tribal region of the country.
Mahmood Khan who is the chief minister of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa claimed that the provincial government has issued the directives to the authorities that are concerned for the same and also to make all preparations that are required for the reconstruction of the temple.
He also further said that the police have arrested several suspects who were involved in the incident.
Although for now, the KP police have also named over 350 people in the FIR which are filed under the Section 7. These section is for the ones who does the Anti-Terrorism Act. The charges that were framed against the accused included damaging a place of worship, hurting the religious sentiments, robbery, the criminal act of setting fire to property, and making a physical attack.
According to the FIR, a local religious Muslim person whose name is Maulana Mohammad Sharif. He while the protest was going on and also during the protest rally, he was the one who directed the participants, and out of which there were more than 1,000 of people to destroy that holy place. He also said that the demolition of a Hindu place of worship that was situated on the Muslim land was a sacred duty.
The FIR that was noted said that about 400 people who were led by Maulana Sharif attacked and also set the temple on fire. It was also being mentioned in the FIR that was taken by the police that an angry group of people opened the fire at the police and also took away the objects from the temple that were already present over there.
The religious person who led this mass group of people has got his political association with Jamiat Ulema Islam Fazal who is a member of rightwing party. After such act of his, he has already been arrested by the police and is also taken under charge.
The samadhi which is known as the total self-collectedness of Shri Paramhans Ji Maharaj which is present in the Karak district of Pakistan is considered to be a sacred place by the Hindu community, and all the Hindu devotees, especially from the Sindh, used to frequently visit it and also take the blessings from the temple.
Even though this was not the first time that a holy place was destroyed and was targeted by the bigots. Back in the year 1997, a group of Muslim people and the fanatics destroyed it. Since after it’s renovation back in the year 2015, it has had the police and also the guards who were kept outside the place thinking over the security fears.