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Three-centuries-old Shri Krishna temple vandalized & desecrated in Imphal, Manipur

The Shri Krishna Temple located at Brahmapur Guru-Aribam Bamon Leikai in Imphal, Manipur was found vandalized by unknown miscreants on Friday morning. Upon receiving this news, a team of Imphal East District Police arrived the spot and initiated a preliminary investigation.

The temple is in existence since 1697 and it has also recognized as a historical monument by Manipur Archaeology Department. The devotees discovered the vandalism and desecration of murtis when they were preparing for the morning prayers.

The caretaker and the devotees of the temple have denounced this unfortunate incident and urged the authorities to apprehend the persons responsible for the vandalism and give them befitting punishment.

According to an investigating officer, “Locks on two iron doors in the place of worship were broken and the idol was desecrated on Thursday night.”

Manipur Legislative Assembly speaker and Yaiskul AC MLA Th Satyabrata also visited the temple and assured all possible assistance in this regard. This temple is protected under the Manipur Ancient and Historical Monuments and Archeological Sites and Remains Act, 1976.

Meanwhile, all Manipur Brahmin Organization has announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh to any one who can provide information about the people involved in the vandalizing of this Shri Krishna temple.

Addressing a press meet at Manipur Press Club on Sunday, the organization’s spokesperson B Shyamananda vehemently condemned vandalizing of the temple and called it a direct attack on people of the state who follow Hindu Dharma.

The organization has requested the Chief Minister, who is also in-charge of Home Department, to take immediate action and award the harshest punishment to those who attacked the temple and hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus.

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