Islamabad: An organisation representing the Hindu community in Pakistan has filed a petition in the Lahore High Court, seeking directions for the Punjab government to refurbish the worship places, including the famous Jain Mandir in Lahore.
Jain Sewak Sabha filed the petition and contended that around 20 temples were in a dilapidated condition and needed immediate repair work.
According to the News, it said the indifferent attitude of the authorities concerned had allowed land grabbers to grasp the said properties.
The petitioner pointed out that protecting the rights of minorities was the constitutional duty of the government.
The organisation urged the court to order the renovation of all temples in the city and direct the government to get all temples evacuated from illegal possessions of the land mafia.