Inquiry officer appointed by session judge to investigate the attack on a Hindu mandir in Larkana


The Supreme Court has appointed the Larkana district and sessions judge as inquiry officer to investigate the attack on a Hindu dharmshala which partially damaged a mandir.

On March 16, a group had attacked and set a Hindu dharmshala in Jinnah Bagh area on fire. The attack was reportedly in reaction to alleged desecration of pages of the Holy Quran by a drug addict, Sangeet Kumar, who belonged to the Hindu community.

While hearing the Larkana attack case Thursday, the apex court ordered that a report regarding the incident be submitted to the court in 15 days. The case was heard at the Karachi registry of the Supreme Court.

The Hindus make around nine percent of Larkana’s population – 400,000 – with many running their own businesses.

A strike was observed in the city on March 16 as people had protested against the alleged desecration. Police had arrested Kumar after enraged supporters of various religious parties attacked the dharamshala.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had also taken notice of the attack. Expressing grief over the incident, the premier said that protection of worship places of minorities was the responsibility of the government.

Source: Pakistan Today