Monitoring Desk
A mob, reportedly led by clerics, on Wednesday vandalised a Hindu temple in the southern Karak district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

The temple, though no longer functional, is considered a revered pilgrimage site by the Hindu community.

Residents in the Terri area of Karak were not happy with the ongoing renovation and extension of the temple which is why they vandalised it before setting fire to it, according to the community leaders. The mob was too big for the local administration and police to confront.

The historic temple had stopped offering religious service after the 1947 Partition when all local Hindu families migrated to India. However, four years ago, the unfrequented temple was handed over to the Hindu community on the Supreme Court’s order. And it has been a pilgrimage site for Hindus ever since.


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