Statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Pak city

Lahore: The statue of Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh was allegedly vandalized in Pakistan on Saturday, which was unveiled at the Lahore Fort in June.
The statue was nine feet in height. Maharaja Ranjit Singh was the leader of the Sikh Empire, who ruled the northwestern Indian subcontinent in the first half of the 19th century.
Media reports said that the police arrested the culprits and lodged an FIR under the blasphemy law. The report said that the pair was upset after India granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The suspects were Tehreek-Labbak Pakistan of Maulana Khaim Rizvi.
Wald City spokeswoman for Lahore Authority Tania Qureshi said: “This is a very unfortunate incident. We will increase security at Lahore Fort so that no such incidents occur in future.

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