Peshawar, May 23: The chief justice of Peshawar High Court has condemned the vandalism on a Hindu temple and ordered an inquiry into the incident.
Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan took serious notice of Sunday night’s vandalism on the Guru Goraknath Temple in Peshawar and directed the Capital City Police Officer (CCPO), Imtiaz Altaf, to enhance security at all places of worship frequented by the minorities.
According to The Express Tribune, he also ordered District Coordination Officer Siraj Ahmad Khan and CCPO Altaf to conduct inquiries into the attack and submit their report by May 25.
It maybe recalled that unidentified men had broken into the temple, smashed a holy figurine and burnt down scriptures and images of Hindu deities on May 20.
The Hindu community had abandoned the temple after partition of the subcontinent in 1947 and no rituals had take place inside for decades because of a land dispute.
Last year, the high court handed over the temple’s custody to the Hindu community. (ANI)