Flag resembling Pakistan's found atop temple in Madhya Pradesh, prohibitory orders issued

A message found scribbled on the temple wall threatened to wipe out a particular community.

Published: 25th August 2017 07:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th August 2017 07:49 PM   |  A+A-

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Express News Service

BHOPAL: Prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPc have been clamped in Narsinghpur town of Madhya Pradesh after a flag resembling that of Pakistan was found hoisted atop a Hanuman Temple.

The flag was found hoisted atop the Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple in Jarjora Road area of Narsinghpur town (around 200 km from state capital Bhopal).

The temple priest spotted the flag atop the temple on Thursday. Local police were informed and the temple staff immediately removed the flag that had a white star and a crescent on a dark green field, with a vertical white stripe at the hoist. But unlike on the Pakistan’s national flag, the crescent of the flag on the temple’s top was facing downward with a star below it.

A message was also found scribbled on the temple wall, threatening to wipe out a particular community.

According to DIG Chhindwara Range, Dr GK Pathak, a case has been lodged against unidentified persons for hurting religious sentiments and CCTV footage retrieved from near the temple is being scanned to find the culprits.

Members of saffron outfits immediately got into the act and carried out a procession in the town over the incident, which prompted the local administration to impose Section 144 of CrPc, prohibiting the gathering of more than four persons in the town.

The local police have also warned of action if anyone is found sharing communally sensitive content on social media platforms.

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