The continuing hatred of symbols related to India’s glorious past in Pakistan is not ending. A person associated with Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan has demolished the statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Lahore. The incident of breaking the idol has gone viral on social media. In the video, Pakistani fundamentalist man is seen demolishing the statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Pakistan’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawaan Chaudhry Hussain has expressed displeasure over the incident.
Fawad Chaudhary has reacted to the incident and said that this bunch of illiterate is really dangerous for the image of Pakistan in the world. A Pakistani man constantly tries to uproot the statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the 19th century Sikh ruler, installed in the Lahore Fort, then demolishes the statue. During this, the person is also raising slogans against Ranjit Singh.
There has been an uproar in Pakistan after the statue was demolished. Special Assistant to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Dr Shahbaz Gill has said that immediate action will be taken against the accused who damaged the statue of Ranjit Singh in Lahore. These are symptoms of a sick mentality. Police will take strict action against such accused.
The accused youth is a member of Tehreek-e-Labbaik
After all-round pressure, the police of Pakistan’s Punjab province also swung into action. Arrested Rizwan, a member of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik, a radical group that vandalized the statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Police informed that the accused of the incident has been arrested and strict action is being taken against him.
the statue will be re-installed
Taking cognizance of the incident of damage to the statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the Chief Minister of Pakistan’s Punjab province, Usman Buzdari, has sought a report from the senior police officer of Lahore. He has said that action should be taken against the arrested accused as per law. The statue will be restored to its original condition.
Fury over the incident in India too
At the same time, Indians are also hurt by this incident in Pakistan. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee chairman Manjinder Singh Sirsa has demanded strict action to curb the spread of such hatred.
Statue has been broken 2 times already
The statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, built in the Lahore Fort of Pakistan, was unveiled in June 2019. Since then, this is the third incident when the statue has been targeted by fundamentalists. Earlier the statue was vandalized for the first time in August 2019 and for the second time in December 2020.