22 folks get five-year jail time period every for vandalising Hindu temple in Pakistan



In July 2021, a whole bunch of individuals attacked the Ganesh Mandir temple at Bhong metropolis, some 590 kms from Lahore

In July 2021, a whole bunch of individuals attacked the Ganesh Mandir temple at Bhong metropolis, some 590 kms from Lahore
A Pakistani anti-terrorism courtroom (ATC) on Wednesday sentenced 22 folks to 5 years in jail every for attacking a Hindu temple in Punjab province final 12 months.In July 2021, a whole bunch of individuals attacked the Ganesh Mandir temple at Bhong metropolis, district Rahim Yar Khan, some 590 kms from Lahore, in response to alleged desecration of a Muslim seminary by an eight-year-old Hindu boy.The offended mob, carrying weapons, sticks and bamboos, assaulted policemen deployed on the temple and vandalised and burned down part of the temple. The attackers had additionally broken the idols, partitions, doorways and electrical fittings whereas desecrating the temple.The trial of 84 arrested suspects started final September which concluded final week.“On Wednesday, ATC Decide (Bahwalpur) Nasir Hussain introduced the decision. The decide handed down imprisonment of a five-year every to 22 suspects whereas acquitting the remaining 62 folks, giving them a advantage of doubt,” a courtroom official instructed PTI.All of the suspects had been dropped at the courtroom amid tight safety from the New Central Jail, Bahawalpur earlier than the decide introduced the decision.The official stated the courtroom handed out the punishment to 22 accused individuals after the prosecution introduced the related proof within the type of footages and witnesses testified in opposition to them.On the order of the apex courtroom, the federal government had earlier recovered greater than PKR 1 million ($5,300) compensation from the suspects.The temple was later restored on the order of the Supreme Court docket.Then Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed regretted that vandalism on the Ganesh Mandir had introduced disgrace to the nation as police acted like silent spectators.”Think about what psychological agony the desecration incident had dropped at the members of the Hindu group,” the Chief Justice had noticed.Pakistan’s Parliament had additionally condemned the temple assault by adopting a decision.

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