Mob destroys Hindu temple in Pakistan
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Diya TV) — A violent religious mob set fire to a Hindu temple in Pakistan’s Kyber Paktunkhwa region and attempted to tear it down. Islamic clerics reportedly led the attack. No one was inside the temple at the time. Authorities say locals incorrectly believed a small property being built next to the temple was an unauthorized expansion of the shrine. It was first built in 1919 and recently refurbished. It’s the second time the temple has been demolished by Muslim extremists.
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Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.