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Hindus returned after repair of mob attacked temple in Pakistan

A temple vandalized by a mob in Pakistan last week was handed over to the Hindu community after the structure was repaired.

Hindus returned after repair of mob attacked temple in Pakistan

Screenshot from a video of the attack on the Hindu temple, tweeted by ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MP Ramesh Kumar Vankwani.

A Hindu temple, which was handed over to the Hindu community after repairs, was badly damaged last week by an angry mob in central Pakistan, a government official said on Monday.

The development comes five days after a group of Muslims Temple attack in Bhong, a town in East Punjab province, Breaking the idols and burning the main gate of the temple. They were outraged that a court granted bail to an 8-year-old Hindu boy who had allegedly desecrated a local religious school.

District administrator Khurram Shahzad said local Hindus would soon resume worship at the temple.

A Hindu boy was arrested for urinating on the carpet in a school library containing Islamic religious texts. At that time the mob alleged that the boy had committed blasphemy, which in Pakistan carries the death penalty.

The authorities later arrested dozens of people suspected of being involved in the attack on the Hindu temple, saying they would have to pay for the temple’s repairs.

Muslims and Hindus generally live peacefully in Muslim-majority Pakistan, but Hindu temples have been attacked in recent years. Most of Pakistan’s minority Hindus migrated to India in 1947 when India was partitioned by the British government.

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