Pakistan’s National Assembly condemns attack on Hindu temple in Punjab, adopts resolution
Pakistan’s National Assembly on Friday unanimously passed a resolution condemning the attack on a Hindu temple in the city of Bhong, Punjab province, and assured tough action against those responsible.
The resolution adopted by the National Assembly of Pakistan decided to protect the places of worship of minorities.
“Parliament is committed to protecting the rights of minorities and providing full protection to their places of worship,” the National Assembly of Pakistan said when passing the resolution condemning the attack on the Hindu temple.
This development comes after a mob attacked a Hindu temple in Pakistan’s Punjab province. The attackers set parts of it on fire and damaged idols of gods on Wednesday.
Hundreds of people, carrying sticks, stones and bricks attacked the temple, burning parts and damaging idols in the Bhong area of Rahimyar Khan district of Punjab province after a Pakistani court freed a nine-year-old Hindu boy, who was arrested for allegedly urinating at a local seminary, according to the PTI news agency.
A police officer said the boy was arrested last week and jailed under blasphemy laws, but was later released on bail because he was a minor. “The situation got out of hand after the court granted the boy bail,” he said.
Pakistan’s Supreme Court also recalled on Friday the authorities for failing to end an attack on a Hindu temple in the city of Bhong, in the province of Punjab.
The Supreme Court also ordered the arrest of the culprits. No arrests have so far been made in connection with the attack on a Hindu temple in Pakistan’s Punjab province.
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WHO SAID WHAT TO THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF PAKISTAN?
On Friday, Pakistan’s ruling Tehreek-i-Insaf parliamentarian Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, while recounting the whole incident to the Pakistani National Assembly, said: “I had an eye on this incident from day one. and we were in contact with the administration about it. in this case, a minor child has been in prison for two days. “
“The Chief Justice of Pakistan is examining the matter himself. In the decision taken this morning, it was said that the culprits should be arrested as soon as possible and punished according to the law. At the same time, the cost of damage to the temple must be recovered from those responsible for this incident. “
Meanwhile, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam leader and deputy Maulana Salahuddin Ayubi, during a speech to the Pakistani National Assembly, linked the attack on the Hindu temple to “terrorism”.
“There is nothing like what is said in this incident when connecting a child to a madrasa. It would be necessary to investigate whether this matter came from the madrasa or if ordinary people did. This whole affair is linked to terrorism. This cannot happen without terrorism, ”said Salahuddin Ayubi.
Other Pakistani National Assembly deputies have said that “the country also belongs to minorities” as much as it belongs to others.
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