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Bahrain woman charged with insulting Hindu religious symbol

Aug 17, 2020

By the AFP

A woman in Bahrain seen desecrating idols of Lord Ganesha in a video published online has been charged with intentional damage and publicly insulting a religious symbol.

The police said on Sunday that the 54-year-old woman was summoned after the video on social media showed her “intentionally damaging a shop… and breaking religious idols” in the Juffair area in the capital Manama, according to the interior ministry.

Shortly after, the public prosecution issued a statement saying the woman had admitted to desecrating the idols and was charged with multiple counts of criminal damage and of insulting a religious symbol.

She will be tried in court, it added.

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