Auqaf Department has used Religious Place of Hindu Community as Hotel in KP province.

Auqaf Department has used Religious Place of Hindu Community as Hotel in KP province.

Peshawar : Pakistan | Nov 05, 2012 at 8:17 PM PST
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Peshawar, Auqaf Department makes the Kali Bari Mandr (the holy place) of Hindu community in Dera Ismail Khan District as hotel and people from different area staying as guest in the holy place of Hindu community. That’s makes Minority strained in Khyber Pukhtoonkhawa province.

According to the Religious leader of the Hindu community Ram Dayal who’s also the vice Chairman of the National committee for the interfaith Harmony the decision of the holy place of Hindu community as the hotel makes us tense and we thought that “why not we left the area “because we have no security to our holy place in Khyber Pukhtoonkhawa.

Ram Dayal confirmed the Holy place (Mandr) as hotel and said that twelve years back the Federal Auqaf Department take the Holly place from Hindu community. That time Department told to Minority that we will refurnished the Holly Place, but they now they use as a hotel. He said we give an application to the Auqaf Department but they didn’t take any action nor they return our Holly place.

Ram Dayal further added that department teases the Hindu community and sometime we feel insecure here in the Khyber Pukhtoonkhawa province. Because Using the Holly place of Hindu community as the hotel is not a justice. Because people stay there and they shit in our Mandr is playing with our religious sentiment.

More than 400 Hindu Minority is living in the Dera Ismail khan district, they have only two Mandr (Holly place to pray) and our 700 year old Holly place Kali Bari Mandr is rented base hotel. Where everyone pays to the Department only 1600 Rupees and they stay there in Holly place as a guest. Kali Bari Mandr is situated near Topa Wala Bazaar in Dera Ismail Khan.

Talking to journalist Ram Dayal said that its injustice to Hindu Community, now we demand for chief justice of the Peshawar High court to take action against the department and release our Holly place ( Mandr ).

The Chairman of the National Committee for interfaith harmony Allama Mohammad Shoaib condemn the act of Department and said that it’s not fair to the Hindu community, Being a Muslim it’s our duty to secure the Minorities Religious Places. He further added that our committee will soon visit the Holly place of Hindu community in Dera Ismail Khan. We will talk to government to Release the Holly place to the Hindu community. Allama Mohammad Shoaib said that Minority has also same Right as the citizen of the state, which is also given in constitution in Pakistan.

The strangest thing that’s also angered the Hindu community in Dera Ismail Khan , the minority member provincial assembly Kishwar Kumar belongs to the Dera Ismail Khan District , but he never talks about the Religious Place which taken by a Government Department . Religious Leader Molana Fazal Rehman and the deputy Speaker of Pakistan National Assembly belongs to the Dera Ismail Khan District, but they never take notice of Hindu Community.

musarrat ullah jan is based in Peshawar, North West Frontier, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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