The Hush Post: Why are there no idols in the Hindu temples in Punjab province of Pakistan? The Pakistan Supreme Court is annoyed that some Hindu temples in the country’s Punjab province do not have idols of the religion’s gods, The Express Tribune the leading Pakistan daily has reported. The country’s top court accused the Punjab province of negligence towards members of the Hindu community from around the world. “What impression of Pakistan would they have if they do not find idols in the temple,” the court asked. The court’s comments are important given that Pakistan is a theocratic country and worshipping idols is a sin in Islam.
Pakistan’s Supreme Court made these observations during a hearing they initiated on their own after news about a pond drying up at the famous Katas Raj Temples in a place called Chakwal. The pond is believed to have been created from the tears of Shiva and is regarded as sacred by Hindus. The report says the pond is drying up because of groundwater depletion as a result of cement factories in the vicinity.