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Pakistan to Charge Dozens for Ransacking Hindu Temple

Pakistani officials want to charge dozens of rioters who ransacked a Hindu temple over the weekend with blasphemy, police said Monday, a rare crackdown on Islamic hardliners targeting religious minorities.

The crackdown comes a day after a mob took to the streets in Ghotki — a town around 500 kilometers (300 miles) north of Karachi — and vandalized a Hindu temple after rumors that a Hindu teacher from the area had insulted Islam.

“We have registered blasphemy cases against over 40 people for ransacking the Hindu temple,” Jameel Ahmed, the region’s police chief, told AFP.

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