Assam: Muslim Youth Shares Pic With Foot On Ancient Ganesha Idol, ArrestedProtestors demanding action against Arbas Khan (Image Credits: Twitter)

A Muslim man named Arbas Khan was arrested in Assam's Nagaon district for sharing on social media a photograph of him placing a foot on the head of an ancient idol of Lord Ganesha, police said on Saturday.

The man, who hails from Kacha village in Kachua police station, was arrested on Friday based on an FIR lodged by the committee of the temple located at Tengalangso village along the boundary of Nagaon and West Karbi Anglong districts, an officer said.

He was seen placing his foot with shoes on the head of the idol located at the historic Arlong Kund stream where locals offer prayers to Lord Ganesh.

The temple committee noticed the image after a furore among netizens and lodged the police complaint, he said, adding further investigation was underway.

Several local organisations condemned the act and demanded strict action against the youth, including Bajrang Dal and Karbi Students Union.

Speaking to the local media, one of the Temple committee members stated: “This act of hurting the sentiments of Hindus cannot be tolerated and will take legal action against him.”

With PTI Inputs

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