A Hindu temple has been vandalised in Nagarparkar in the Sindh Province of South Asian country Pakistan on 24 October. The incident happened after the Hindu community had performed prayers of the Hindu festival Navratri.
An idol of a deity was vandalised as the head of the Goddess Durga was stripped down and the face of the lion was damaged in the temple.
While taking cognisance of the despicable incident, the Sindh police have assured that they would nab the miscreants soon for vandalising the Hindu temple.
Senior Sindh police officials have, however, assured that they are aware of the incident and will soon be making arrests of the people responsible for the disrespectful act.
“We have leads on the incident and will soon be arresting the culprits,” the officials said.
The incident has occurred on one of the most auspicious days in the Hindu religion when the community comes together to pray to and celebrate the Goddess Durga.
This is a developing matter and more details will be available soon by the local police.
Meanwhile, Special Assistant to the Sindh CM, Poonjo Bheel, said that such incidents are a threat to the very notion of ‘co-existence.’ He tweeted, “Sad to learn about the vandalizing the temple in Tharparkar’s Nagarparkar tehsil. Have spoken to SSP to inquire into the matter instantly as the Tharparkar is the land of love, peace and harmony where such acts will (damage) exemplary coexistence.”
However, Hindu Pakistani activist Kapil Dev has expressed concerns about the inaction of the police in such cases in the past.
He emphasised, “We know the police will arrest the culprit & inquiry will prove “the man doesn’t have stable mental condition.” This is not the first case, same story repeats.”
Radical Islamists destroyed temple wall in Islamabad
Earlier, the Islamabad Hindu panchayat informed that it would halt the construction of a new Sri Krishna temple in the city after a mob of radical extremists razed the boundary wall of the temple to the ground. In a viral video uploaded by a Twitter, a radical extremist can be seen dismantling the temporary boundary wall and speaking to the camera in an agitated manner.
The hardline-radical Islamists in Pakistan had earlier opposed the construction of Hindu temple in Pakistan claiming that it was contrary to the idea of Pakistan, which is Islam. A group of Islamic leaders had attacked the Imran Khan government for granting funds to the construction of a Hindu temple in Islamabad, who termed it as against Pakistan’s ideology.