#AreHindusLesserPakistani Trends On Twitter As Users Slam Desecration Of Hindu Temple

Twitterati have not taken lightly to the desecration of a site chosen for the Hindu temple in Islamabad and threats to the community, questioning whether the Hindu community enjoyed equal rights in the Islamic Republic.

#AreHinduLesserPakistanis became the top trend on Twitter after the government stopped the construction of a temple in the federal capital due to pressure from some extremist circles.

Days after the construction was stopped, the site was vandalized and a man also gave Azan on the premises. Another video making rounds on social media warned the prime minister that they'd kill the Hindu worshippers if a temple was built in Islamabad.

This prompted a strong response from the people on social media, who urged the government to step in to promote plurality instead of giving in to the demands of zealots, once again.

Artist and songwriter Ali Gul Pir urged PM Imran Khan, who often speaks about the minorities, to walk the talk. He hoped that PM would show the world that he was different than his counterpart in India.

A journalist also condemned the intolerance surrounding the construction of the temple.

Another user said the Hindus believe in interfaith harmony the same as Islam.

Another demanded freedom to worship for all citizens.