Pakistan: A hindu temple in the southern Sindh province of Pakistan on Sunday was targeted by a group of dacoits.
As per reports, assailants launched a scathing attack on a small temple constructed by the local Hindu community and then targeted the neighbouring homes owned by members of the minority community in the Kashmore area of Sindh province.
On Sunday, the assailants indiscriminately fired on the temple, which was reportedly closed during the attack. As per police, the assailants used rocket launchers during the attack.
Available information has confirmed that the temple opens annually for religious services conduced by the Bagri community.
“The attack happened in the early hours of Sunday. They fired indiscriminately and fled when a police team reached the spot. We are conducting a search operation in the area,” Kashmore-Kandhkot SSP Irfan said.
Pakistan’s Human Rights Commission raises alarm:
Taking note of the incident, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRPC) note deteriorating law and order in the district of Kashmore and Ghotiki in Sindh.
Taking to Twitter, HRCP said that it is ‘alarmed by reports of deteriorating law and order in the districts of Kashmore and Ghotiki in Sindh – where some 30 members of the Hindu community, including women and children – have allegedly been held hostage by organised criminal gangs.’