Ground Report | New Delhi: Hindu temple vandalized in Pakistan; A man vandalized a temple in the Narayanpura area of Karachi, the capital of Sindh province of Pakistan, after which the people of the area caught him and handed him over to the police.
Hindu temple vandalized in Pakistan
A case of this incident, which came to light on Monday evening, has been registered at Idgah police station on the complaint of a person named Mukesh Kumar.
In the FIR, it has been said on behalf of Mukesh Kumar that his wife had gone to worship at Jog Maya temple, when suddenly around eight o’clock a person came with a hammer and started attacking the idol of Jog Maya kept there.
On this his wife raised an alarm and hearing the noise, people gathered in the temple and caught the person who was hitting the idol with a hammer.
According to Mukesh Kumar, during this time the police of the area also reached the spot and took the person into custody. Police have registered a case of blasphemy against the youth.
SSP City Mazhar Nawaz says that ‘local residents targeted the suspect for violence but the police had reached the spot’.
Temple badly damaged
Similarly, in December last year in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Karak district, an incident of attack on a temple came to light in which several attackers attacked the construction work of a tomb and temple and stopped the work. During this, the temple was also badly damaged.
Chellaram Keolani, chairman of Pakistan’s National Commission for Minorities, says that recent incidents have become a cause of fear and misery among all minority communities, such incidents damage religious harmony in Pakistan.
Chellaram said in a statement that “such incidents cannot be stopped unless those involved are punished”. In a statement, Muslim League (Nawaz) MP Khel Das Kohstani expressed regret over the incident, saying that ‘I don’t know what happens by attacking these religious places, no religion allows this kind of work. So why do we do this again and again.’