A Hindu temple was vandalised by a mob in Pakistan's Karachi after blasphemy allegations were made against a boy from the Hindu community.
The incident took place on Sunday night in Salaar compound of Karachi's Lyari area. A huge mob emerged in the Hindu community colony and vandalised the Sheetal Temple in the Lee Market area, accusing the minority community of blasphemy.
During the vandalism, idols of Hindu gods were torn down and thrown out of the temple and the temple premises were also defaced.
An ancient Hindu temple is demolished, Hindu Gods & relics thrown out, desecrated in Lee market, Sheetal Das, Ground, Bheempura Karachi- Pakistan.This is 3rd incident of desecration of Hindu temples in 20 days.They Killing in France but what they do in Pakistan with non-muslims? pic.twitter.com/FQBTADOzjt— Rahat Austin (@johnaustin47) November 2, 2020
Videos from the vandalised temple have emerged in which people can be seen recording the extent of damage inflicted by the mob. They can also be heard lamenting the conditions of Hindus in Pakistan.
In Lyari, mob vandalized the Temple over allegation of Blasphemy. There being no evidence against alleged Hindu boy, Hindu community has been harassed.
Hindu community has been facing problems - in video seen saying, “Look at our Temple, this is our (Hindus) status.” pic.twitter.com/LREl6DtGZn
Local reporters have said that the situation in the area is tense since the vandalism. The entire area has been cordoned off with Karachi police and Rangers deployed in the area.
The incident took place after certain individuals alleged that someone from the Hindu community wrote defamatory things about the Islamic faith on a dog. The allegations remain unproven at the moment.
According to reports, this is the third Hindu temple to be desecrated in Pakistan in a span of 20 days.