LAHORE: A statue of 19th-century ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh in Lahore in Pakistan used to be vandalised by unidentified men on Friday (December 11). Basically based on reports, the miscreants were reportedly upset over speeches of some radicals in Pakistan.
The 9-foot-colossal statue of Singh, who died in 1839, used to be unveiled in June on his 180th death anniversary. The statue, manufactured from cold bronze, presentations the emperor sitting on a horse, and carrying a sword. Popularly known as Sher-e-Punjab, Maharaja Ranjit Singh ruled over the Sikh empire within the Punjab residing within the early half of of the 19th century.
Following the incident, native police arrested a baby, acknowledged as Zaheer, a resident of Harbanspura, Lahore in Pakistan. As per sources, he, together along with his companions, disfigured the statue, set apart in at Royal Castle in Lahore.
The 9-feet colossal statue of the Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh used to be unveiled at Lahore Castle in June 2019. The statue used to be unveiled to commemorate the legacy and 180th death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Manufactured from bronze, the statue has been sculpted by native artists below the guidance of the Fakir Khana Museum.
Then again, barely months after it used to be unveiled, the statue used to be vandalised by two miscreants, Adnan Mughal and Asad in August 2019. Basically based on reports, they were upset with the Indian authorities’s resolution to scrap Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate the affirm into two union territories.