Pak Hindus raise concern over encroachment in temple

    28-Sep-2021   
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Pakistani Hindus have raised concern over encroachment by local administration inside the Hindu temple in the historic town of Terri in Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. A local cleric of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazi (JUI-F) named Hafiz Faizullah who runs a religious seminary near the temple, along with his local supporters raised various objections over the temple. After those objections, the district administration started the construction of a boundary wall inside the premises of the temple.
 
Pak Hindus raise concern  
 
Faizullah raised an objection that the word 'Mandir' has been written on the newly constructed building. He even objected to the construction of rooms that would accommodate the pilgrims at the temple.
 
Last year, a Muslim mob led by a local cleric Maulana Sharifullah of JUI-F and others had attacked the temple and demolished it completely. After the incident, an FIR was lodged and several attackers were arrested by the police.
 
Though the Government allowed the reconstruction of the temple building, a controversy again flared up after the authorities did not allow the temple's expansion. The community has also expressed concerns regarding the harassment being meted out to them over the issue.
 
Source: ANI
 
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