Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani demands ending encroachment of Shiva Temple within one week


Karachi (April 23, 2017): Patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hindu Council and Member of National Assembly Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani has expressed extreme anger on the illegal encroachment of premises belonging to historical Shiva Temple in Sindh. He was leading a delegation of Pakistan Hindu Council to visit the temple, located at Chor Jamali, District Sujawal. A number of journalists were also present.

Dr Ramesh said that Sindh is known as the land of saints who preached message of love, peace and harmony. He urged that the illegal occupation of religious places should not be tolerated. He asked the Sindh government to ensure respecting the religious sentiments of Hindu community, adding that such unwanted incidents intensifies the hatred and misunderstanding among different segments. The delegation was briefed by the locals that the student wing of ruling party is involved in the illegal occupation and the political flags of Sindh Peoples Students Federation could be observed around the temple where illegal commercial shops are being constructed. Moreover, land allocated for children’s graveyard is also occupied.

The local administration including Assistant Commissioner and SHO, after getting information about the arrival of Pakistan Hindu Council delegation, also reached on the spot. On the occasion, Dr Ramesh Vankwani demanded to end the encroachment within one week. He also appealed to the local MPA Mohammad Ali Malkani to play his due role to take strict action against the culprits.

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