Hindu temple attacked after desecration rumours

Published March 17, 2014
Members of the Hindu community walk inside the temple that was attacked on Saturday night, in Larkana, March 16, 2014.
Members of the Hindu community walk inside the temple that was attacked on Saturday night, in Larkana, March 16, 2014.
The temple burns after it was attacked in Larkana, March 15, 2014.
The temple burns after it was attacked in Larkana, March 15, 2014.
Paramilitary soldiers stand guard outside the temple that was attacked on Saturday night, in Larkana, March 16, 2014.
Paramilitary soldiers stand guard outside the temple that was attacked on Saturday night, in Larkana, March 16, 2014.
A member of the Hindu community holds a damaged statue inside a temple that was attacked on Saturday night, in Larkana, March 16, 2014.
A member of the Hindu community holds a damaged statue inside a temple that was attacked on Saturday night, in Larkana, March 16, 2014.
Protesters chant slogan as they react to a rumour that a member of the Hindu community had desecrated the Quran, in Larkana, March 16, 2014.
Protesters chant slogan as they react to a rumour that a member of the Hindu community had desecrated the Quran, in Larkana, March 16, 2014.
A member of the Hindu community walks inside the temple that was attacked on Saturday night, in Larkana, March 16, 2014.
A member of the Hindu community walks inside the temple that was attacked on Saturday night, in Larkana, March 16, 2014.

A tense calm prevailed in Larkana and suburbs after a mob set on fire a Dharamshala and damaged some statues of Hindu deities in an adjacent temple on Saturday night in protest against alleged desecration of Holy Quran.

The protesters took to streets after a Hindu youth from New Leelaabad had allegedly desecrated pages of Quran. The allegation is yet to be verified from witnesses and other independent sources. A police team headed by ASP Larkana has been constituted to investigate the incident.

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