Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed on Thursday took a sou moto notice against vandalisation of a Hindu shrine in Karak, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The incident happened yesterday (Wednesday) when a mob attacked the shrine of a Hindu saint.
An official from Pakistan Hindu Council, Dr Ramesh Kumar met with CJP Gulzar Ahmed to discuss the incident. After which the CJP took a suo moto notice. The Supreme Court of Pakistan will hear the case on January 5.
Local police has booked 350 people for being involved in the incident. According to the police. JUI-F district leader Maulana Mirza Aqeem has also been nominated in the case while total 31 suspects have been arrested so far.
The apex court has also sought a report from the National Commission of Minorities as well as police chief and chief secretary of KPK before the hearing.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has also promised to rebuild the shrine while making sure that justice will be served.
An angry mob on Wednesday attacked and set ablaze the Hindu shrine over a rumor that the shrine was being “secretly expanded” which angered the people.