Hindu temple in Pak’s Rawalpindi ransacked, case registered

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New Delhi (NVI): A Hindu temple in Rawalpindi city of Pakistan’s Punjab province was ransacked by a mob on Saturday night ahead of the Holi festival.

Police have registered a case against 10-15 unknown people in this regard, according to media reports.

The 74-year-old Hindu temple, situated in the Purana Qila, is being renovated and reconstruction work has been underway since the last one month.

The Rawalpindi district administration had announced to renovate the Hindu places of worship located around one kilometre of Haveli Sajan Singh. In this regard, the renovation work of the temples around the mansion is underway.

It was reported that 10 to 15 people came and ransacked the doors and stairs of the temple on its outer side, which affected the construction work of the place of worship.

In a similar incident, last year in December, a mob of over a hundred people led by local Muslim clerics had destroyed and set on fire the temple in the Karak district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Pakistan has been repeatedly slammed by the international community for not taking stringent measures to protect its minority communities, despite the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan vowing to protect them on numerous occasions.