Citizens Protest In Support Of Hindu Community Over Islamabad Temple Controversy
The citizens of Islamabad on Tuesday protested in support of the Hindu community for the construction of Shri Krishna Temple in the capital.
Awami Workers Party Punjab President Ammar Rashid posted the photos of the protest on Twitter, saying: “Today’s protest in Islamabad in support of the Hindu community’s right to build a temple in the capital & to demand respect for religious freedom as enshrined in the constitution.”
Today's protest in Islamabad in support of the Hindu community's right to build a temple in the capital & to demand respect for religious freedom as enshrined in the constitution. #AreHindusLesserPakistani #MandirInIslamabad pic.twitter.com/M88bujvwJL
— Ammar Rashid ☭🌹 #RedistributionNow (@AmmarRashidT) July 8, 2020
Kapil Dev, a Hindu human rights activist, was grateful to the ‘progressive’ citizens of Islamabad for protesting in support of the temple. He said that Pakistan has once again given the Hindus a hope that they won’t be left alone and ignored in this fight for their rights. “Today mainstream political parties rallied behind minorities in NA & progressive citizens of Islamabad staged a protest demanding temple in the town,” he added.
Pakistan has once again given us a hope that we won't be left alone & ignored. Today mainstream political parties rallied behind #minorities in NA & progressive citizens of #Islamabad staged a protest demanding #temple in the town.
— Kapil Dev (@KDSindhi) July 8, 2020
— Kheeal Das Kohistani 🇵🇰 MNA (@KhealDas) July 9, 2020
Today's protest in favor of building a temple for Hindu citizens in Islamabad
Thank you my Muslim country fellows for such gesture. pic.twitter.com/Dm6sRH0Q1L
— Mukesh Meghwar (@Mukesh_Meghwar) July 8, 2020
On Tuesday, a bench of Islamabad High Court (IHC) rejected the plea seeking a stay order against the construction of Hindu temple in Sector H-9 of Islamabad.
The court remarked that minorities’ rights were protected in the constitution. The court, however, directed the concerned authorities to submit a report explaining whether the temple was part of the CDA’s master plan or not.