India Slams Pakistan for Co-sponsoring UN Resolution on Culture of Peace Post Dec Temple Vandalisation
India has called out Pakistan for co-sponsoring a UN resolution on culture of peace while rights of minorities are "emasculated" in the country, saying Pakistani law enforcement agencies stood as "mute spectators" when a historic Hindu temple was attacked and set on fire by a mob.
In December, a mob led by some local clerics and members of radical Islamist party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam vandalised the Hindu temple and set it on fire in Terri village in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Karak district. The attack drew strong condemnation from human rights activists and the minority Hindu community leaders, prompting Pakistan's Supreme Court to order its reconstruction.
"It is a matter of great irony that the country where the most recent attack and demolition of a Hindu temple took place in a series of such attacks and where the rights of minorities are being emasculated is one of the co-sponsors of the resolution under the agenda item Culture of Peace'.