Rahim Yar Khan: After being repeatedly criticized by the international community for failing to protect the interests of ethnic minorities, Pakistan detained 38 people for attacking the Hindu temple of Rahim Yar Khan on Saturday. According to police, 38 detainees appeared in an anti-terror court in Bahawalpur, according to Geographic News.
Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed had condemned the Punjab police chief for failing to take steps to protect Hindu temples from the Rahim Yar Khan mob a day ago, and ordered him to arrest all criminals involved in the incident.
On Thursday, more than a dozen mobs armed with sticks destroyed a Hindu temple in the Bhong village of Rahim Yar Khan, chanting slogans and desecrating idols in places of worship.
Pakistani lawmaker and Hindu community leader Ramesh Kumar Vankwani shared a video of the incident.
In one of the videos, the crowd can be seen vandalising the infrastructure of the temple.
In recent years, there has been an increase in attacks on the place of worship of religious minorities in Pakistan.
The country has been repeatedly criticized by the international community for failing to protect the interests of ethnic minorities.
In December last year, more than 100 mobs led by local Muslim clergy destroyed and set fire to the temple in Karak district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
A video clip that went viral on social media showed a group of violent mobs destroying the walls and ceiling of the temple.
Pakistan has always discriminated against its religious minorities, manifested in various forms of targeted violence, mass killings, extrajudicial executions, kidnappings, rapes, forced conversions to Islam, etc., thus converting Hindus, Christians and Sikhs from Pakistan in Christians, Ahmed and Shiites. one of the most persecuted ethnic minorities in the region.