Maharaja Ranjit Singh statue vandalized in Lahore

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Lahore, 12 December: A nine-feet-tall statue of 19th-century ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Lahore, Pakistan, was broken by some miscreants on Friday.

However, Zaheer, a resident of Harbanspura, Lahore, Pakistan, has been arrested.

These unruly people is said to have been upset by the speeches of some fundamentalists in Pakistan.

However, after this incident, the local police arrested Zaheer, a resident of Harbanspura, Lahore, Pakistan.

According to sources, the accused confessed to dismembering the idol with his companions, which has been kept at the Royal Fort in Lahore.

Earlier in August 2019, two miscreants (Adnan Mughal and Assad), who were angry over deactivation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and becoming two union territories, attempted to break the statue.

It is notable that the rule of Maharaja Ranjit Singh popularly known as Sher-e-Punjab dominated the Sikh Empire in half of the Punjab region in the early nineteenth century.

Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh died in 1839. Subsequently, his nine-foot tall statue was unveiled in June 2019 on the one hundred and eighteenth anniversary of his lifestyle.

This bronze statue has been built by native artists under the operation of the Fakir Khana Museum which displays the emperor sitting on a horse with a sword.