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‘Temple demolition’

Published Dec 15, 2012 03:25am

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YOUR editorial ‘Temple demolition’ (Dec 4) has rightly pointed out that the matter should have been handled more carefully considering the sensitivities, specifically the fact that a place of worship was involved.

It is disturbing that non-Muslims have hardly been given proper treatment in the country and have been increasingly marginalised with the growth of extremism. Such situations only add to the embarrassment of the minorities in Pakistan.

Religious institutions should not be harmed. The Prophet (pbuh) strictly warned against any maltreatment of people of other faiths. He said: “Beware! Whoever is cruel and hard on a non-Muslim minority, or curtails their rights, or burdens them with more than they can bear, or takes anything from them against their free will, I will complain against the person on the Day of Judgment.”

WARIS SHERE     Canada