Idols at Hindu temple in Karachi destroyed

Wednesday 15th June 2022 06:53 EDT

Karachi: The idols of deities at a Hindu temple in Karachi have been destroyed, police said, the latest incident of vandalism against the places of worship of the minority community in this country. The idols of deities at Shri Mari Maata Mandir in Karachi’s Korangi area were attacked on Wednesday.

The ‘Express Tribune’ reported that the incident caused panic and fear among the Hindu community living in Karachi, particularly in the Korangi area where police were deployed to avoid any untoward incident. Sanjeev, a resident of the area, said that six to eight individuals on motorcycles came and attacked the temple. “We don’t know who has attacked the temple and why,” he said, adding that police were approached to lodge a complaint.

“Five to six unknown suspects entered the temple and escaped after vandalising it,” Korangi SHO Farooq Sanjrani confirmed. He added that the case was being registered against unknown suspects who attacked the temple.

In August, dozens of people reportedly vandalised a Hindu temple in Bhong town and blocked the Sukkur-Multan Motorway after an eight-year-old Hindu boy, who allegedly urinated in a local seminary, was granted bail by a local court. Following the court’s decision, a mob gathered and vandalised the Shree Ganesh Hindu temple in the town, according to the paper.

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