Navratri is one of the most auspicious festivals celebrated by Hindus across the world. However, WION has reported that a temple situated in Nagarparkar in the Sindh province of Pakistan was vandalised on Saturday.
The accused desecrated the idol of Maa Durga and also her vahan lion.
This attack took places soon after the people of the Hindu community offered their prayers for Navratri. Police officials from Sindh have assured that they will arrest the individuals responsible for this ill-mannered act.
“We have leads on the incident and will soon be arresting the culprits,” WION quoted them saying. Poonjo Bheel is the Special Assistant to the Chief Minister of Sindh.
Taking note of the incident, he tweeted, “Sad to learn about the vandalizing the temple in Tharparkar’s Nagarparkar tehsil. Have spoken to SSP to inquire into the matter instantly as the Tharparkar is the land of love, peace and harmony where such acts will (damage) exemplary coexistence.”
It should be noted that rampant persecution of the minority and marginalised Hindu community has been reported from Sindh. This has included the Hindus being denied rations by the government and minor Hindu girls being forcibly converted to Islam and then married off.
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