100-year-old temple demolished in Pakistan, angry Hindus ask govt to arrange tickets to India

published on December 3, 2012

A century-old temple in Karachi was hurriedly demolished by a builder despite a Pakistani court hearing a petition seeking a stay on such a move, triggering protests by the minority Hindu community on Sunday.

Besides razing the pre-Partition Shri Rama Pir Mandir in Karachi’s Soldier Bazar, the builder demolished several houses near it on Saturday.

Nearly 40 people, a majority of them Hindus, became homeless as a result, The Express Tribune reported on Sunday.

Following the demolition, the Pakistan Hindu Council organised a protest outside the Karachi Press Club on Sunday afternoon.

They protested the demolition by the builder and the lack of action on the part of authorities.

The Sindh High Court is hearing a petition seeking a stay on any move to demolish Shri Rama Pir Mandir.

“They destroyed our ‘mandir’ and humiliated our gods,” an angry man named Prakash was quoted as saying by the Tribune.

The demolition team placed the statues of four Hindu deities to one side, but local residents accused them of taking away gold jewellery and crowns that had adorned the statues.

Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/100-year-old-temple-demolished-in-pakistan-angry-hindus-asks-govt-to-arrange-tickets-to-india/1/235776.html

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