Karachi: An ancient Hanuman temple located in Karachi, Pakistan has been demolished. This temple is about 80 years old and was built before independence. This temple is located in Lairi area. Not only this, but the houses of about 20 Hindu families living near this temple have also been demolished.
When the local Hindus protested against the demolition of the ancient temple and their houses, the police sealed the area while conducting an investigation. According to Pakistani newspaper The Express Tribune, Abdul Karim Memon, Assistant Commissioner of Lairi, has issued an inquiry order against the builder who destroyed the temple. Locals said that a builder had allegedly bought land around the temple and wanted to set up a colony. However, he promised the Hindus living there that the temple would not be touched, but the builder did not keep his promise. The builder not only demolished the temple amidst the ongoing lockdown but also demolished the houses of Hindus.
According to the report, a local man Mohammad Irshad Baloch said that "It is an injustice to break the place of worship. This was a very old temple. We have been seeing this temple ever since we were quite young". Another local named Harsha told the media that no one was allowed to visit the temple during the lockdown.