On the seventeenth of August, a nine-foot-tall bronze statue of the first ruler of the Sikh Empire, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, was vandalised at the Lahore Fort, in Pakistan, by an attacker who chanted slogans, broke an arm of the statue and dismantled the hero’s bust from the horse.
The vandal, who had at least one accomplice, was identified as a member of the fundamentalist Islamic party Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan, which had been banned earlier this year. He has been arrested.
This is the third attack against the statue since it was unveiled in 2019. The office of Pakistan’s Prime Minister condemned the attack, and Information Minister Fawad Chaudhary blamed it on a deranged “illiterate.”
SOURCE: "Bitter Winter"
Going by the photograph, he is either deranged or one of those happy-clappy evangelicals. Or both, of course.