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Man vandalises statue of Ranjeet Singh at Lahore Fort

A man is said to be a TLP worker who pulled down the statue of Ranjit Singh (Photo: Times of India)

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.

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.

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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.