Protests continued for the second day after a Hindu temple in Pakistan’s Sindh province was set on fire by unidentified men
The incident took place on Friday in Latifabad town of Sindh, as reported on Indian Express. According to the paper, the temple of the Hindu deity Hanuman was set on fire by three men who had covered their faces and who were let in by the caretaker Darshan who was told by the men that they had come to offer prayers.
The incident was followed by protests by Hindu families which continued today, as reported on The Express Tribune, while the police claim to have arrested five suspects for alleged involvement in the attack. The story in the paper has revealed names of the suspects but no other details about them have been made public.
The paper also notes that amidst continued protests, representatives of the Hindu community in the area believe that the arson was a deliberate attempt to frighten Hindus into fleeing the place, as they are being targeted in all parts of the province. Incidents of similar nature as this latest attack had earlier been reported in Larkana and Badin areas of Sindh.