12 policemen fired over ‘negligence’ during Hindu temple attack in Pakistan
Days after a Hindu temple in Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was vandalized by an angry mob, 12 Pakistani policemen were fired from their job for showing “negligent and irresponsible behaviour” during the attack.
On Thursday, the Karak district police ordered the dismissal of 12 policemen and a one-year suspension of 33 other cops.
On December 30, a mob of over a hundred people led by local Muslim clerics had destroyed and set on fire the temple in the Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. A video clip that went viral on social media showed a violent mob destroying the walls and roof of the temple.
The act against the Hindu minority community has been widely condemned by human rights activists across the world.
Early this month, Pakistan Supreme Court (SC) directed relevant authorities to start the restoration of the Hindu temple in Karak within two weeks besides summoning details of all temples from the Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB).
Pakistan is a well-known perpetrator of such human rights violations. On several occasions, it has promised to safeguard the interest of minority communities in the nation. However, continuing attacks on minorities narrate a different story.