February 23, 2024 21:48 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
PM Modi inaugurates 9th edition of Raisina Dialogue in Delhi, his Greece counterpart calls India a 'great power' | NHRC sends notices to Bengal Chief Secy, DGP on Sandeshkhali incidents, seeks reports within 4 weeks | ED grills TMC MP Dev for 8 hours in cattle smuggling case in Delhi | ED grills TMC MP Dev for 8 hours in cattle smuggling case in Delhi | BJP is weakening democracy, suppressing voice of Dalits: Rahul Gandhi
Pakistan: Group of dacoits attacks Hindu temple Pakistan
Image: Pixabay/Unsplash

Pakistan: Group of dacoits attacks Hindu temple

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 16 Jul 2023, 08:14 pm

A group of dacoits on Sunday attacked a Hindu temple in Pakistan's Kashmore area with 'rocket launchers', media reports said.

The assailants attacked a place of worship and adjoining homes belonging to the community in the jurisdiction of Ghouspur police station. They fired indiscriminately, prompting a police unit led by Kashmore-Kandhkot SSP Irfan Sammo to reach the scene,  Dawn News reported.

The police official told Dawn News that the dacoits fired “rocket launchers” at the place of worship, which was closed during the attack.

He added that it opens annually for religious services conducted by the Bagri community.

“The suspects fled from the scene after the attack. Police are conducting a search operation in the area,” he said.

SSP Sammo estimated that there were eight to nine gunmen, whom they were tracking in the riverine areas.

Suresh, a member of the Bagri community, told Dawn News that the “rocket launchers” fired by the dacoits failed to explode, resulting in no loss of life.

The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) condemned the incident and tweeted: "HRCP is alarmed by reports of deteriorating law and order in the districts of Kashmore and Ghotki in Sindh, where some 30 members of the Hindu community - including women and children - have allegedly been held hostage by organised criminal gangs."

"Moreover, we have received disturbing reports that these gangs have threatened to attack the community's sites of worship, using high-grade weapons. The Sindh Home Department must investigate this matter immediately and take steps to protect all vulnerable citizens in these areas," the group said.


Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.