Century-old Hindu temple attacked by unidentified individuals in Pakistan’s Rawalpindi
Round 15 individuals stormed the temple and broken the primary 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 gaggle of unidentified individuals, in accordance with a criticism registered by the police.
The incident occurred at Purana Qila space of the town on Saturday when 10 to fifteen individuals stormed the temple at about 7.30 pm and broken the primary door and one other door on the higher storey in addition to the staircase, in accordance 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 have been eliminated on 24 March.
Nonetheless, spiritual rites haven’t been began within the temple nor have been there any idol or another worship merchandise. He sought authorized motion in opposition to the individuals who had induced 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 retailers and kiosks. The district administration assisted by the police not too long ago 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 below management.
Prakash mentioned that police had been deployed at his home in addition to on the temple for safety. He, nevertheless, 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 keeping with official estimates, 75 lakh Hindus dwell in Pakistan.
Assaults on minorities are frequent 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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