Statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh vandalised in Lahore Fort

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Ifra Abbas

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MaharajaStatue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh was vandalised in Lahore Fort today by a man who first broke one arm of the statue and then threw the remaining statue down the from horse. The statue was unveiled on the 27th of June 2019, outside the Sikh gallery in Lahore Fort at the Mai Jindan Haveli, on the 180th death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh by Sikh historian, writer and filmmaker Bobby Singh Bansal.

In the statue, Maharaja Ranjit Singh was sitting on his favorite Arabic horse called Kahar Bahar which was gifted to him by an Afghan.The security of the Walled City Lahore Authority caught the man and handed him over to the police and will soon complete restoration work of the statue.

The statue was built to strengthen the bond of friendship between Punjab and the Sikh community and  it was gifted to the people of Punjab to promote the Sikh heritage and tourism. It is not the first time that the statue has been attacked and as per sources this was the third attack.