Century-old Hindu temple attacked by unidentified folks in Pakistan’s Rawalpindi
Round 15 folks stormed the temple and broken the principle door and one other door on the higher storey in addition to the staircase
Islamabad: An over 100-year-old Hindu temple present process renovation in Pakistan’s garrison metropolis of Rawalpindi has been attacked by a bunch of unidentified folks, in keeping with a criticism registered by the police.
The incident occurred at Purana Qila space of town on Saturday when 10 to fifteen folks stormed the temple at about 7.30 pm and broken the principle door and one other door on the higher storey in addition to the staircase, in keeping with a criticism made to police.
Daybreak newspaper reported that the safety officer of the Evacuee Belief Property Board (ETPB), Northern Zone, Syed Raza Abbas Zaidi, lodged an FIR at Banni police station of Rawalpindi, saying that the development and renovation work on the temple had been occurring for the final one month. He mentioned there have been some encroachments in entrance of the temple which had been eliminated on 24 March.
Nevertheless, non secular rites haven’t been began within the temple nor had been there any idol or some other worship merchandise. He sought authorized motion towards the individuals who had prompted injury to the temple and its sanctity.
Earlier, the encroachment mafia had occupied the environment of the temple over a very long time by making outlets and kiosks. The district administration assisted by the police lately eliminated all encroachments.
After the temple was cleared of encroachments, renovation work was began. In the meantime, the administrator of the temple, Om Prakash, confirmed the incident and mentioned that as quickly as the data was acquired, Rawalpindi police personnel reached the spot and introduced the scenario underneath management.
Prakash mentioned that police had been deployed at his home in addition to on the temple for safety. He, nonetheless, mentioned that Holi celebrations is not going to be held on the temple, The Categorical Tribune newspaper reported. Hindus kind the most important minority neighborhood in Pakistan. In response to official estimates, 75 lakh Hindus reside in Pakistan.
Assaults on minorities are widespread in Pakistan. Final 12 months in December, a revered Hindu shrine was attacked by a mob in Karak district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province and broken it.
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