Pakistan Should Apologise to Hindu Minority
"You are free; you are free to go to your temples, you are free to go to your mosques or to any other place or worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion or caste or creed that has nothing to do with the business of the State." Mr. Jinnah's presidential address to the Constituent Assembly of Pakistan - August 11, 1947 Pakistani Hindus sit next to a demolished Hindu temple in Karachi. Authorities have demolished a 50-year-old Hindu temple in southern Pakistani city of Karachi despite a stay order from a court sparking protest by the minority community, officials said. “Would such action have been taken if a mosque had been built on illegally occupied land instead of a temple?” the daily asked. Pakistan should seek an apology from the relevant authorities, look at a satisfactory mediation and secure minority rights to live up to the high standards of "Jinnah's Pakistan".