A temple was vandalised in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk after clashes broke out between two communities over a parking dispute on Sunday night (30 June), Press Trust of India has reported.
The incident is said to have happened after a man began assaulting a few intoxicated men over a parking dispute. The fight soon escalated and a mob vandalised a temple in the area at about 10 pm which triggered communal tensions.
A purported video of the incident released by Delhi MLA Kapil Mishra shows a mob vandalising a temple while shouting slogans like Allah O Akbar and Naara E Takbeer.
This video will make you cry -— Kapil Mishra (@KapilMishra_IND) July 1, 2019
ये पाकिस्तान नहीं बल्कि दिल्ली के चावड़ी बाजार का हिन्दू मंदिर हैं
कल धर्म विशेष की भीड़ ने मंदिर में घुसकर इन मूर्तियों को तोड़ा हैं
बदमाशों या गुंडों ने नहीं, सैकड़ो लोकल लोगों की भीड़ ने, अपने धर्म के नारे लगाते हुए ये मंदिर तोड़ा डाला https://t.co/tUcHAfc30A pic.twitter.com/TjjHmDo7FS
As a result of this incident, a heavy police force has been deployed in the area in an attempt to quell tensions.
As per DCP (central) Mandeep Singh Randhawa, a case has been registered in the matter and CCTV footage has been obtained to take action against the accused.