Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Statue Vandalised By TLP Worker In Lahore Fort For The Third Time

Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Statue Vandalised By TLP Worker In Lahore Fort For The Third Time

The statue of Maharaja Ranjit Singh has been vandalised for the third time since it was placed at Pakistan’s Lahore Fort in December 2020 by a teenager,  Zeeshan, who is suspected to have broken an arm of the statue on December 12, has been arrested.

A video is viral all over the internet, where a Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) worker is pulling down Ranjit Singh’s Statue. The king ruled the Sikh empire in the first half of the 19th century.

The act of vandalism has been condemned by Pakistani Chronologer and historian Ali Usman Qasmi. He tweeted, “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.”

In the video first, he broke the hand of King Ranjit Singh and then demolished the whole figure.

Meanwhile, The nine-foot-tall statue of Singh, made of cold bronze by local artisans under the watch of the Fakir Khana Museum, shows the Maharaja sitting on a horse with a sword in hand.

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