Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has ordered an investigation into an attack on a Hindu temple in Khairpur’s Kumb area, where earlier this week assailants set fire to statues and holy books before fleeing, reported the Dawn.
Khan Tuesday night took to Twitter to call upon the provincial authorities to take swift action against the culprits.
“The govt of Sindh must take swift and decisive action against the perpetrators. This is against the teachings of the Quran,” Khan said.
The govt of Sindh must take swift and decisive action against the perpetrators. This is against the teachings of the Quran. pic.twitter.com/aNr9uAkyTk
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) February 5, 2019
The community has approached the police to register a case against unidentified persons. There was no caretaker at the temple because the community felt that it was safe enough, since it was surrounded by their houses.
After the incident, the Hindus in the area held a protest in the city, Samaa TV reported.
Rajesh Kumar Hardasani, the adviser of the Pakistan Hindu Council, has demanded the formation of a special task force for the security of Hindu temples.
Police said that they were hunting for the attackers but so far no arrest was made. Nobody or group took responsibility of the attack.