Gurudwara hit with stones in Malaysia

Police termed the incident as the handiwork of "naughty youngsters" and said they are looking into the matter.

Several volunteers were inside the Gurudwara when stones were thrown at around 6.45 PM yesterday, they said, adding no one was hurt in the incident.

A nearby Telecom building was too pelted with stones, the police said. Several volunteers inside the Gurudwara heard some noise and went out to check but they found no one, Gurudwara president Gurdial Singh was quoted as saying by the local daily New Strait Times.

The volunteers immediately alerted the police.City police chief Dep Comm Sabtu Osman said, "The incident is believed to be caused by some naughty kids. The Telecom building next to the Sikh temple was also pelted with similar kind of stones."

The case is being investigated under Section 295 of the Penal Code for desecrating a place of worship.

About 60 per cent of Malaysians are Malay Muslims. Ethnic Chinese are 25 per cent and ethnic Indians are 10 per cent. Sikhs, who are ethnic Indians, number about 120,000 in Malaysia. Most ethnic Indians are Hindus while Chinese are largely Buddhists.

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