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Temple torched: Around 1,400 Hindus religious sites need protection

By Our Correspondent

Published: November 23, 2014

Patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hindu Council condemns torching of Hanuman Mandir in Tando Mohammad Khan. STOCK IMAGE

ISLAMABAD: Around 1,400 Hindus religious sites across the country are in dire need of protection by the government, the representative body of Hindus said on Saturday, while condemning the attack on a temple in a town in Sindh.

Patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hindu Council MNA Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani has strongly condemned the torching of Hanuman Mandir on Friday in Tando Mohammad Khan, located 40 kilometres away from Hyderabad, Sindh.

Pakistan Hindu Council, in a statement issued on Saturday, requested the government for the provision of security of Hindu worship places at national level.

Dr Ramesh also regretted the burning of Hindu holy books Geeta and Ramayan in Shikarpur district of Sindh in March this year. Such incidents could be avoided, if the Supreme Court orders regarding protection of minorities were implemented, he said. He further questioned that why innocent minorities were left at the mercy of extremists.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 23rd, 2014.

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