Sudarshan News shared a video of a vandalized temple in Delhi with a caption that translates in English as "Delhi is turning into hell. Vandalization in the pious Vaishno Devi temple of Punjabi Bagh police station. Utmost efforts to damage antique idols. Devotees are angry."
"दोज़ख बनती दिल्ली"— Sudarshan News (@SudarshanNewsTV) April 3, 2021
पंजाबी बाग थानाक्षेत्र के माँ वैष्णो देवी के पवित्र मन्दिर में तोड़फोड़..
पौराणिक मूर्तियों को हानि पहुचाने का भरसक प्रयास..
श्रद्धालु आक्रोशित...@DelhiPolice @CPDelhi @cp_delhi @HMOIndia @AmitShah @AmitShahOffice @manabhardwaj pic.twitter.com/908YMurBdY
Multiple social media handle shared the video with a caption, insinuating that Muslims did the vandalization. They shared the video with a caption that translates in English as, "Vandalisation done in the pious temple of Ma Vaishno Devi near Punjab bagh police station by people of a special community. But now no one will say anything as it is the matter of secularism".
The video is widely shared on Twitter.
पंजाबी बाग थानाक्षेत्र के माँ वैष्णो देवी के पवित्र मन्दिर में तोड़फोड़, एक विशेष समुदाय के द्वारा किया गया लेकिन अब कोई कुछ नहीं बोलेगा, secularism की बात है।— हिंदुत्व की सेना 🚩 (@hindutavakisena) April 4, 2021
इन लोगो पर FIR कब होगी
RT KRO PLS#संतो_पर_FIR_क्यों pic.twitter.com/vCrTP91Mtg
Muslims did the vandalization of the temple.
On searching with the keyword, 'Vaishno Devi temple in Delhi', we found a report by The Indian Express published on April 4, 2021. According to the news, the man who damaged the temple idols was identified as Vicky Mal, who was arrested. The report quoted police officials who said, 'Holding a grudge against God for giving him a life of a vagabond, a 28-year-old man allegedly threw stones and bricks at a temple in west Delhi's Punjabi Bagh.'
The Federal also reported about the incident. According to the report, the police analysed CCTV footage during the investigation and found that Mal had thrown stones at the temple on Friday night. Later on Saturday morning, the priest of Vaishno Mata Mandir, Ranjeet Pathak, found that Lord Shiva's two statues, which were kept in an open area of the temple, were broken.
The accused Mal is a ragpicker who used to work with his father before coronavirus lockdown but later, his father went back to Motihari, Bihar. Mal had a grudge against God for giving him a life of a vagabond, according to an India TV report.
Mal has been arrested, and a case has been registered under IPC sections 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and 457 (lurking house-trespass or house-breaking by night in order to commit an offence punishable with imprisonment).
The Logical Indian contacted Punjabi Bagh police station, who denied any communal angle to the incident.
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