ISLAMABAD: A lot of the revered websites of the minority Hindu neighborhood in Pakistan are in a poor situation and the authority chargeable for their maintenance has failed to keep up them, leaving the traditional worship locations in a state of decay, a current report has stated.
The report, ready by a one-man fee, was submitted to the Supreme Court docket on February 5 and presents a dismal image of the neighborhood’s most revered websites within the nation, the Daybreak reported.
The report additionally highlights that the Evacuee Belief Property Board (ETPB), chargeable for their maintenance, has failed to keep up many of the historical and holy websites of the minority neighborhood.
Dr Shoaib Suddle’s one-man fee has been established by the Supreme Court docket however it has three supporting members, Dr Ramesh Vankwani, Saqib Jillani and the lawyer basic for Pakistan, who has nominated the deputy lawyer basic to take part in fact-finding actions of the fee, the newspaper report stated.
The fee members visited the Katas Raj Mandir in Chakwal on January 6 and Prahlad Mandir in Multan on January 7.
The findings within the report presents a basic image of decay and obliteration of two of the 4 most revered evacuee websites in Pakistan.
The report stated that collaborative efforts must be taken to renovate Terri Mandir (Karak), Katas Raj Temples (Chakwal), Prahlad Mandir (Multan) and Hinglaj Mandir (Lasbela).
It additionally instructed an modification to the ETPB Act to ascertain a working group for rehabilitation of the holy websites belonging to Hindus and Sikhs.
The report has requested the Supreme Court docket to direct the ETPB to become involved within the reconstruction of the desecrated Terri mandir/samaadhi and cooperate with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa authorities for environment friendly implementation of the directives given by the apex court docket now and again.
In December, a temple in Terri village in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Karak district was torched by members of radical Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam celebration (Fazal ur Rehman group). The assault on the temple drew robust condemnation from human rights activists and the minority Hindu neighborhood leaders, prompting the Supreme Court docket to order its reconstruction.
The Supreme Court docket had in its order of January 5 directed the ETPB “to submit an in depth report of all temples, Gurdawaras and different non secular websites throughout Pakistan which come below the purview of ETPB”.
In response to the ETPB letter, out of 365 temples, solely 13 had been being managed by them, leaving accountability of 65 with the Hindu neighborhood, and virtually abandoning the remainder of 287 to the land mafias, the report stated.
“It’s certainly unusual that even on this age of know-how, the ETPB has but to get the evacuee properties geo-tagged,” it stated.
The fee stated that the ETPB, with its workers unfold throughout the nation and boasting large paraphernalia, was managing 31 locations of worship out of a complete of 470.
The fee additionally raised objections over the ETPB’s response that non-functional temples/gurdwaras existed on account of lack of inhabitants of Hindus/Sikhs.
“Nonetheless, there are a number of examples of lively mandirs, the place no Hindu inhabitants resides, akin to Hinglaj Mata Mandir in Balochistan and Shri Param Hans Ji Mahaaraj mandir/samaadhi at Terri in Karak district of KPK,” the report stated.
The fee additionally highlighted that the ETPB is but to Reimburse Rs 38 million for the renovation of Terri temple.
Alleging that the ETPB was solely enthusiastic about occupying worthwhile properties of migrated minorities, the fee stated that a whole lot of charitable, worship and different joint properties of those communities have been taken over by it, the newspaper reported.
Hindus kind the largest minority neighborhood in Pakistan.
In response to official estimates, 75 lakh Hindus dwell in Pakistan. Nonetheless, in line with the neighborhood, over 90 lakh Hindus live within the nation.
The vast majority of Pakistan’s Hindu inhabitants is settled in Sindh province the place they share tradition, traditions and language with Muslim residents. They usually complain of harassment by the extremists.


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