March 31, 2014
Chaitra Shukla Paksha Pratipada, Kaliyug Varsha 5116
KARACHI: A Hindu ashram was attacked in Pakistan’s Sindh province by four persons who stole a ‘trishul’, triggering protests and a partial shutdown of businesses at several places, a media report said on Monday.
The violators also desecrated parrh (a piece of cloth wrapped around the idol) at Faqir Par Braham’s ashram in Tharparkar district, a Hindu majority area. The minority Hindu community came out on streets and also staged a sit-in at Mithi’s Kashmir chowk. Markets in Deeplo, Islamkot and Chachro towns were shut. “The Hindu community is being targeted in all parts of Sindh under a conspiracy,” Raja Bhawan of Tharparkar’s Hindu panchayat, who led the protesters said.
Tharparkar SSP Muneer Shaikh said police have arrested four suspects and the stolen ‘trishul’ has been recovered. An FIR has been lodged on the complaint of one Seth Jhaman Das.