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Hindu temple vandalised in Pakistan’s Karachi, 1 held; Sirsa calls it ‘state-backed terror against minorities’

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In Pakistan’s Karachi, a man was arrested on Monday for breaking into and vandalising a Hindu temple.

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According to Pakistani Urdu language news network Samaa TV, the man entered a Hindu temple in Karachi’s Ranchore Line area in the evening and damaged a statue of Hindu god Jog Maya with a hammer.

Later, the public apprehended the accused and handed him over to local police. Media reports claim the accused was booked under sections dealing with blasphemy.

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Manjinder Singh Sirsa of the Bharatiya Janata Party condemned the incident, calling it a “state-backed terror against minorities”.

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“Another Hindu temple desecrated in Ranchore line, Karachi Pakistan Attackers justified vandalism saying ‘Temple is unworthy of being a place of worship’. This is state-backed terror against minorities of Pakistan,” tweeted Sirsa.

In another tweet, Sirsa urged External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar “to raise this issue at global level to support the freedom of religion of Hindus/Sikhs across the border”.

Minorities in Pakistan are distressed with such continued attack on their faith while the Pak Govt chooses to stay mute over such harassment,” added Sirsa.

Also Read: BJP’s Manjinder Singh Sirsa condemned the incident

An unidentified group of thieves had desecrated Hanuman Devi Mata Mandir in Sindh province earlier in October. Cash and jewellery worth thousands of rupees were stolen. The thieves broke the locks at Devi Mata temple, according to these reports. Besides removing the silver necklaces on the deities’ necks, they also took money from the temple donation box.

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