Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has pledged to restore the Hindu temple that was vandalized by a mob in Rahim Yar Khan Wednesday.
In a tweet, Khan firmly condemned the mob attack on the Ganesh Mandir in the Bhung area of the city.
The Prime Minister said, “I have already asked IG Punjab to ensure the arrest of all culprits & take action against any police negligence. The govt will also restore the Mandir.”
Earlier, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed also took notice of a mob attack on the Hindu temple.
In a statement, the apex court said that Member of National Assembly Dr. Ramesh Kumar, who is also the Patron in Chief Pakistan Hindu Council, called on the Chief Justice of Pakistan and discussed the shameful attack on the temple.
The statement said that the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan expressed grave concern over the tragic incident.
The Chief Secretary Punjab and Inspector General of Police Punjab are set to appear in front of the court today, on Friday.
The unfortunate mob attack took place on Wednesday when a group of people vandalized the religious site and blocked the M-5 Sukkur-Multan Motorway after a local court granted bail to a nine-year-old Hindu boy, who allegedly urinated in a local seminary.
In order to control the situation on Wednesday evening, the district administration deployed Rangers in the area.
On the complaint of a cleric, Hafiz Muhammad Ibrahim, of Darul Uloom Arabia Taleemul Quran, the Bhong police had registered a case against the Hindu boy last month.
But when a lower court awarded bail to him a few days ago, some elements incited the public in the town on Wednesday, leading to a mob attack on the temple.
A video clip of the vandalization of the temple has gone viral on social media in which angry people can be seen smashing windows and doors and damaging idols.