The spirits of extremists are high in Pakistan. The extremists of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan have vandalized the statue of the great 19th century ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh in the Lahore Fort. The statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, built in the year 2019, has been broken twice before.
Police arrested the accused
The police has arrested the accused person named Rizwan in this case. It can be clearly seen in the video that the madmen are badly destroying the statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
The accused attacked the huge statue by climbing the railing
In the video released in the Internet media post, it can be seen that the accused attacked the huge statue by climbing the railing. Then he climbed the nine feet bronze finished statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, broke his hands and mutilated other limbs. The attacker can be seen separating the statue from the horse and throwing it down. During that time the attacker was shouting some slogans in a foreign language.
Pakistan’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Hussain condemned the incident
Pakistan’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain has condemned the incident. He said that such illiterate people are dangerous for the image of Pakistan in the world. Let us tell you that the Government of India had strongly objected to Pakistan on the earlier incidents.
Earlier, a mob attacked the Ganesh temple in Lahore’s Punjab province.
This is not the first incident of such sabotage in Pakistan. On August 4, a mob attacked a Ganesh temple in Bhong town of Rahim Yar Khan district of Lahore’s Punjab province. The attackers had damaged statues, walls and doors.
India reprimanded Pakistan
India strongly condemned the demolition of the statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh at Lahore Fort, saying that Pakistan has failed to fulfill its responsibilities and is creating an atmosphere of fear among the minority communities. Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said on Tuesday that attacks on places of worship, cultural centers and private properties, including violence against minority communities in Pakistan, have risen to alarming levels.
Nadda said – attack on the statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh is condemnable
Referring to Pakistan’s poor record in protecting Hindus and Sikhs, BJP President JP Nadda said the attack on the statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was condemnable. The silence of Pakistani officials in this matter is even worse. This leaves many wondering whether the government of Pakistan is involved in such attacks against minorities?