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Mob attacks Hindu Temple in Rahim Yar Khan over blasphemy

A video clip went viral on social media where a mob can be seen destroying and burning a Hindu temple in Rahim Yar Khan. Prime Minister takes notice of the attack as the nation condemns the unfortunate incident.

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A video clip of a mob attacking a temple in Rahim Yar Khan has gone viral on social media where several people can be seen demolishing and vandalizing the property. They even set temple on fire afterwards.

As per reports, the unfortunate event took place in village Bhong of Rahim Yar Khan on Wednesday. The videos went viral as the incident was being live streamed on Facebook.

Police and Rangers have taken control of the area and the intruders have been apprehended.

Dr. Rameesh Vankwani, a member of the National Assembly, tweeted the videos of the incident pointing the negligence by the police as shameful.

People from all over the country condemned the attack and urged the Prime Minister and Chief Justice of Pakistan to take notice.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Mr. Shahbaz Gill tweeted on the matter condemning the attack and acknowledging that the Prime Minister’s office has taken notice of the incident and has directed the district administration to look into the matter and take strict action against those involved in this crime.

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He also said that Pakistan’s constituency provides the rights to the minorities to perform their religious worship freely.

Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen Mazari also tweeted about the incident calling it a condemnable act and a violation of the constituency of Pakistan.

Dr. Ramesh Vankwani posted another video with the updated news where he confirmed that the situation has been brought under control by the authorities and that this attack took place in retaliation of a previous incident that occurred on July 24. He also stressed on the interfaith harmony needed during this time.

The incident in question occurred on July 24 where a young boy was arrested on charges of intentionally urinating on a carpet in the madrassa’s library that housed religious books.

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The vandals were incited by a court ruling that granted bail to the 8-year-old Hindu boy in the alleged madrassa desecration. The mob alleges the boy committed blasphemy, an act punishable by the death sentence in Pakistan.

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