Pakistani police on Friday claimed to have arrested the primary accused within the vandalisation of a Hindu temple by a mob led by members of a radical Islamist get together in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The principle accused recognized as Faizullah was arrested from Karak district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police chief Sanaullah Abbasi stated on Friday, claiming that he instigated and facilitated the mob for attacking the temple and damaging the Samadhi of a non secular chief there.
The police chief knowledgeable that 110 folks have been arrested within the case to this point.
The assault on the temple in Terri village in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) Karak district final week by members of radical Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam get together (Fazal ur Rehman group) drew robust condemnation from human rights activists and the minority Hindu group leaders.
The temple was attacked by the mob after members of the Hindu group acquired permission from native authorities to renovate its decades-old constructing. The mob had demolished the newly constructed work alongside the previous construction.
The Supreme Court docket has ordered the Evacuee Property Belief Board (EPTB) to begin reconstruction of the broken temple and instructed authorities to get better the cash for the restoration work from the attackers whose act has induced “worldwide embarrassment” to Pakistan.
Hindus kind the largest minority group in Pakistan.
In keeping with official estimates, 75 lakh Hindus reside in Pakistan. Nevertheless, in line with the group, over 90 lakh Hindus reside within the nation.
Nearly all of Pakistan’s Hindu inhabitants is settled in Sindh province the place they share tradition, traditions and language with Muslim residents. They typically complain of harassment by the extremists.