LAHORE: A man has recently vandalized the statue of Ranjit Singh at the fort situated in the Punjab capital.
A man is said to be a TLP worker who pulled down the statue of Ranjit Singh. The nine feet tall statue, made of cold bronze, shows the regal Sikh emperor sitting on a horse, sword in hand, complete in Sikh attire was unveiled in June 2019.
TLP worker pulling down Ranjit Singh’s statue at the Lahore Fort. The statue had previously been vandalized by TLP workers on at least two different occasions in the past. pic.twitter.com/IMhcZmPj7e
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In the video, a man cane been damaging the statue and also chanted slogans against the former ruler of Punjab. He was overpowered by the visitors before he could further damage the statue.
It is not the first time the statue had been vandalized, it has been pulled down twice in the past. In December 2020, a man broke the arm of the statue with an intention to destroy the monument but was captured on the spot. Moreover, a mob also attacked the statue just after a few days of its placing.