SC stops demolition of Hindu place of workship Dharam Shala in Karachi


ISLAMABAD, June 11 (Online): Supreme Court (SC) has stopped demolition of Hindus place of worship (Dharam Shala) in Karachi besides summoning report from secretary national heritage and commissioner Karachi on dharm Shala.

The court has also summoned report about funds related to one member minority commission.

A 3-member bench of SC presided over by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed took up the case for hearing Friday.

During the hearing of the case Chairman Pakistan Hindu Council and MNA Ramesh Kumar took the plea Friday Hindus place of worship (Dharam Shala) is being demolished in Karachi. New building is being constructed by demolishing the dharm shala.

Chairman Evacuee Trust Property Board took the plea a hotel is running in the building which is being called as dharma shala since 1947.

CJP while expressing annoyance with chairman Evacuee Trust Property Board remarked you don’t realize you have given what statement in the court. Truth has to be spoken in the court.

The counsel Hina Jillani took the plea minority community has objection over minority commission and minority syllabus.

The CJP Gulzar Ahmad remarked why is so much conflict over educational syllabus. Should the 1960 syllabus be restored. No one had any objection over 1960 syllabus.