Mob ransacks Hindu temple in Pakistan’s Rawalpindi

In another attack on Hindu temples on Pakistan, a nearly 100-year-old Hindu temple was recently attacked and tried to set fire to it in Rawalpindi city of Pakistan. According to the ‘Old Fort Mata Temple’ in Rawalpindi on Saturday night, about a dozen number of youths were attacked. Recently the repair work of the temple was completed and inaugurated on 25 March. This is not the first case of attack on Hindu temples in Pakistan.

As per the police complaint, the incident took place at the Purana Qila area of the city. Around 10 to 15 people stormed into the temple premises at around 7:30 PM. They damaged the main door and another door at the upper storey. The temple was undergoing renovation from last month, and on March 26, the temple bells rang for the first time in 74 years in front of the potrait of Maa Durga. On 25 March, the management of this Hindu temple was handed over to the local administration by the Refugee Trust Property Board (ETPB). Rawalpindi Police has registered a case against unidentified miscreants for the incident. Pakistan has been repeatedly slammed by the international community for not taking stringent measures to protect its minority communities, despite the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan vowing to protect them on numerous occasions.