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One more temple desecrated in Jammu

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Shopkeepers downed their shutters and held a protest demanding action against the culprit

One more temple was allegedly desecrated on Thursday in Jammu, leading to tension briefly in parts of the city which was recovering from the fallout of a similar incident three days back.

“A man entered a temple in the Nanak Nagar area and tried to vandalise it. The man has been identified and arrested,” Deputy Commissioner of Jammu Simrandeep Singh told PTI.

A large number of people came onto the roads after news spread. Shopkeepers downed their shutters and held a protest demanding action against the accused.

People called off the protest after the senior officials of the police and civil administration rushed to the spot and assured action against the accused, the DC said.

The incident took place even as normality had returned to Jammu following alleged desecration of a temple in another area Roopnagar on Tuesday by a man who was described by police as “mentally disturbed.” The city had witnessed violence and arson over that incident.

Mr. Singh said investigations had started and authorities were looking into whether there were any links between the two recent incidents of desecration. — PTI

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