26 held after Pak Hindu temple destroyed | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 01, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:30 AM, January 01, 2021

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26 held after Pak Hindu temple destroyed

At least two dozen people, including several Muslim clerics, were detained yesterday after a mob attacked and set fire to a Hindu temple in northwest Pakistan, police said. Around 1,500 Muslims on Wednesday descended on the temple -- which was destroyed in similar circumstances in 1997 -- after staging a protest against renovations at an adjoining building owned by Hindus.  The temple is located in a remote village in Karak district, some 160 kilometres (100 miles) southeast of Peshawar. Police were looking for a further 50 people identified from videos of the attack.  

 

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