Temple Ransacked In Pakistan: The Indian government has shown strictness on the incident of vandalism in a temple in Rahim Yar Khan of Pakistan’s Punjab province. The Foreign Ministry summoned the in-charge of the Pakistani High Commission. After this, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan has condemned the incident of vandalism in the temple.
Imran Khan said, “We strongly condemn the attack on Ganesh temple in Bhong of Rahim Yar Khan. I have already asked IG Punjab to ensure the arrest of all the culprits and take action against any negligence of the police. The government will get the temple renovated.
Strongly condemned 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 temple.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 5, 2021
Before Imran Khan’s tweet, India’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said that India conveyed its serious concerns to the Pakistani diplomat about the continuing attacks on religious freedom of minority communities in Pakistan.
Bagchi said in a media briefing, “The in-charge of the Pakistani High Commission was summoned this afternoon and expressing his grave concern over this condemnable incident in Pakistan and the continuing attacks on religious freedom of minority communities and their religious places.” lodged a strong protest.
Police said a mob attacked a Hindu temple in Bhong town of Rahim Yar Khan district on Wednesday. Asad Sarfaraz, District Police Officer (DPO) of Rahim Yar Khan, said, “The attackers carried sticks, stones and bricks. They broke the idols of gods and goddesses while raising religious slogans. ”He said that a part of the temple was also burnt.
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