Pakistan Historic Hindu temple vandalised
men yesterday vandalised a historic Hindu temple in Peshawar city of
northwest Pakistan that was reopened on the orders of a court last year,
police officials and local residents said.
The attackers burnt
pictures and damaged a shiv ling inside Gorakhnath Temple and took away
idols from the shrine located within an archaeological complex in Gor
Gathri area, leaders of the Hindu community said.
custodian told the media that this was the third attack on the temple in
the past two months.
When police officers visited the temple to
probe the incident, Hindu leaders urged them to put in place better
security measures to prevent such incidents.
custodian told police that he had seen a group of eight men inside the
temple when he arrived there at 6.30 pm.
The men started burning
pictures and holy books before fleeing with some idols, he said.
of the minority Hindu community rushed to the temple.
television showed burnt papers and utensils lying strewn on the floor of
The 160-year-old temple was reopened for Hindus last
year on the orders of the Peshawar High Court.
It has been closed
The temple was reopened after Phool Wati, the
daughter of the shrine's cleric, petitioned the High Court.
National Unity Day: A tribute to Sardar Patel | Master Stroke
What all changed after J&K officially bifurcated into 2 UTs? | Master Stroke
Israeli spyware Pegasus snooped on Indian Journalists through Whatsapp | Master Stroke
Maharashtra: Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut Meets Sharad Pawar
Drill displays IED diffused with the help of a robot by NSG
Article 370 only gave separatism and terrorism to J&K: PM Modi in Kevadiya
Let us work towards making India $5 trillion economy: Modi To Trainee Civil Servant | Full Speech
Radio Stations in Jammu, Srinagar and Leh renamed
Jammu and Kashmir to witness 'Acche Din'? | Seedha Sawal
Expert advice on how to survive poor air quality in Delhi-NCR