The idols of deities at a Hindu temple on this Pakistani metropolis have been destroyed, police have stated, the most recent incident of vandalism in opposition to the locations of worship of the minority neighborhood on this nation.
The idols of deities at Shri Mari Maata Mandir in Karachi’s Korangi space have been attacked on Wednesday. The temple is situated in “J” space inside the limits of Korangi police station.
After getting data, the police reached the world and inspected the temple and inquired in regards to the incident.
The Express Tribune newspaper reported that the incident precipitated panic and concern among the many Hindu neighborhood dwelling in Karachi, notably within the Korangi space the place police have been deployed to keep away from any untoward incident.
Sanjeev, a Hindu resident of the world, advised the newspaper that six to eight people on bikes got here into the world and attacked the temple. “We don’t know who has attacked and why,” he stated, including that the police have been approached to lodge a case.
“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 in opposition to the unknown suspects who attacked the temple.
Repeated assault on temples
Temples belonging to the minority Hindu inhabitants in Pakistan are sometimes the goal of mob violence. In October, a historic temple situated on the financial institution of the Indus River in Kotri was allegedly desecrated by unidentified folks.
Law enforcement companies got here to the scene quickly after the information of the incident went viral on social media. An FIR of the incident was lodged on the Kotri police station in opposition to the unknown miscreants.
Local residents stated that an unidentified particular person entered the temple premises and vandalised the idols of their deities after midnight.
In August, dozens of individuals reportedly vandalised a Hindu temple within the city of Bhong and blocked the Sukkur-Multan Motorway after an eight-year-old Hindu boy, who allegedly urinated in an area seminary, was granted bail by an area court docket.
Following the court docket’s resolution, a mob of younger males gathered and vandalised the Shree Ganesh Hindu temple within the city, in keeping with the paper.
According to official estimates, 75 lakh Hindus dwell in Pakistan. However, in keeping with the neighborhood, over 90 lakh Hindus reside within the nation. The majority of Pakistan’s Hindu inhabitants is settled in Sindh province the place they share tradition, traditions and language with Muslim residents. They typically complain of harassment by extremists.