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Hindu temple vandalised in Pak, PM Imran Khan orders swift action

A Hindu temple was vandalised in Pakistan’s Sindh province by miscreants who set the holy books and idols on fire. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered swift and decisive action against the perpetrators.

The incident happened last week in Kumb, a town in Khairpur district. On Tuesday night Khan Twitted that provincial authorities must take swift action against the culprits.

Khan said that the govt of Sindh must take immediate and decisive action against the perpetrators as this is against the teachings of the Quran.

The community has approached the police to register a case against unidentified persons.

The temple has no caretaker because the community felt that it was safe enough, since it was surrounded by their houses.

After the incident, the Hindus in the area held a protest in the city, Samaa TV reported.

Rajesh Kumar Hardasani, the adviser of the Pakistan Hindu Council, has demanded the formation of a special task force for the security of Hindu temples.

“This action has caused unrest among the Hindu community. These types of attacks are done in an attempt to disturb religious harmony across the country,” he said.

Police said that they were hunting for the attackers but so far no arrest was made. Nobody or group took responsibility of the attack.

Out of 220 million population in Muslim-majority Pakistan, there are two per cent Hindus which live mostly in Sindh province. They are often harassed by the extremists.

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