Image source social media
Image source social media
Ad - Article Continues below
New Delhi: India on Thursday summoned the in-charge of the Pakistani High Commission and lodged a strong protest over the incident after a temple was vandalized in Rahim Yar Khan in Pakistan's Punjab province. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said India also conveyed its serious concerns to the Pakistani diplomat over the continuing attacks on the religious freedom of minority communities in Pakistan.
As per the news, Hundreds of people vandalized a Hindu temple in Pakistan's Punjab province after a nine-year-old Hindu boy was granted bail for allegedly urinating at a local Madrasa. This information has been given in a media report on Thursday. According to the report of Dawn news, the incident took place on Wednesday in Bhong town, about 60 km from Rahim Yar Khan city.
Extremists have vandalized another Hindu temple in Pakistan's Punjab province. Many videos of this cowardly attack on the temple in broad daylight are also going viral. In these videos, a mob of fundamentalists is seen vandalizing the temple. According to Pakistani social media users, this incident is being told of Bhong town located near Rahim Yar Khan in Punjab province.
Trigger Warning : Violence— Rashmi Samant 🌺 (@RashmiDVS) August 4, 2021
A Hindu Temple Attacked and Vandalized in Bhong City Dist Rahimyar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan. pic.twitter.com/VUoowc7ohh
The report further quoted sources as saying, when a trial court granted the minor bail a few days back, on Wednesday some people in the town instigated the public and closed all shops in protest.
Vandalism inside the temple
The extremists created a ruckus in the Ganesh temple in Bhong city of Punjab. Not only did they break the idols, but they also vandalized the decorative items like chandeliers, glass in the temple. During this, a huge crowd of these fundamentalists was present in the temple premises. The great thing is that like the earlier cases, no arrests have been made in this case so far.
It was a newly constructed temple. pic.twitter.com/aehqReoPir— Rashmi Samant 🌺 (@RashmiDVS) August 4, 2021
Imran's party leader Jai Kumar Dhirani condemned
Jai Kumar Dhirani, leader of Imran Khan's party PTI and patron of Yuva Hindu Panchayat Pakistan, has condemned the incident by tweeting. Strongly condemn this dastardly attack on the temple at Bhong Sharif in the district, he wrote. This attack is a conspiracy against beloved Pakistan. I request the authorities to put the culprits behind the bars.
Strongly condemn attack on Ganesh Mandir in Bhung, RYK yesterday. I have already asked IG Punjab to ensure arrest of all culprits & take action against any police negligence. The govt will also restore the Mandir.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 5, 2021
Strongly condemn this brutal attack on temple in Bhong sharif distt. Rajanpur. This attack is a conspiracy against beloved Pakistan. I request authorities to put culprits behind bars @ImranKhanPTI @OfficialDGISPR @Samson_Sharaf @SaifullahNyazee pic.twitter.com/KWzTU8q6CR— Jai Kumar Dhirani (@thakurjaid) August 4, 2021
Cases of conversion increased in lockdown
Hindu and Christian girls have been heavily converted during the Coronavirus lockdown in Pakistan. Pakistani human rights activists have expressed concern that due to this the feeling of insecurity has also increased rapidly in the minds of minorities. Due to the lax attitude of the police in Imran Khan's government and the lack of strict laws, the fanatics have become more emboldened.
Change of religion of more than 1000 girls every year
According to the human rights organization Movement for Solidarity and Peace (MSP), more than 1000 Christian and Hindu women or girls are abducted in Pakistan every year. After which they are converted and married according to Islamic customs. Most of the victims are in the age group of 12 to 25 years. The human rights body also said that the figure could be higher as most cases are not registered by the police. Most of the girls kidnapped are from the poor since then. Those who do not have any news-takers.
Just another day for religious minorities in Pakistan.— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) August 4, 2021
An Islamist mob attacks a Hindu temple in a village in Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan.
These terrorisers may get arrested after outrage by a section of Pakistani society only to be let go without any consequences days later. pic.twitter.com/gmbM4nB82q