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Sacrilege acts will not be tolerated: COMPOL

January 17, 2018 7:20 pm

Police will come down hard on those who vandalize places of worship or carry out any sacrilege acts.

The warning comes after police received a report of a break-in at the Vishnu Bhavan Temple in Nausori on Tuesday.

The suspects allegedly tore religious books, damaged idols and vandalized walls.

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Police Commissioner, Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho, says sacrilege acts and frequent break-in’s at various temples is a concern and the police will no longer tolerate this behaviour.

”We received a report from a neighbour who witnessed four people moving away from the temple that morning and upon closer investigations, it was also noticed that there was a break into the temple and our officers are working on the case now. Do not entertain such activities, if you know of someone who’s done such things please report to us.”

Shree Sanatan Dharm Prathinidhi Sabha says it is very disappointing to see that places of worship are being vandalized and they welcome any police investigations.

Meanwhile, police is urging the public to respect each other’s religions because every person has the right to practice their religion freely without fear.

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