Larkana: Enraged protesters set a Hindu Dharamshala (worship place) ablaze over the alleged desecration of holy pages in Larkana on Saturday.
According to reports, a group of furious mob surrounded the house of a Hindu person who allegedly burnt the holy pages, and another attacked a Mandir and set Dharmashala ablaze.
Rangers and Police rushed to the spot and fired warning shots and tear gas shells to disperse the protesters. Tension gripped across the metropolis following the incident and a curfew has been imposed in different areas to bring the situation under control.
Sindh governor Ishratul Eabad Khan has taken notice of the incident and ordered the concerned authorities to immediately arrest those involved in attacking Hindu temple. He appealed the masses to remain peaceful and keep control over their sentiments. The governor also directed the law enforcement agencies to ensure the protection of life and property of citizens.
Meanwhile, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has strongly condemned attack on Hindu temple, saying the attacks on the worship places and properties of minorities were against Islam.
He also demanded the immediate arrest of accused who allegedly desecrated the holy pages as well as those attacked the temple.