India has strongly condemned vandalism at the revered Nankana Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan and also called upon the neighbouring country to take immediate steps to ensure the safety, security, and welfare of the members of the Sikh community there.
In a statement, the Indian foreign ministry said, ” We are concerned at the vandalism carried out at the revered Nankana Sahib Gurdwara. Members of the minority Sikh community have been subjected to acts of violence in the holy city of Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji. These reprehensible actions followed the forcible abduction and conversion of Jagjit Kaur, the Sikh girl who was kidnapped from her home in the city of Nankana Sahib in August last year.”
New Delhi also demanded strong action against the perpetrators of violence and vandalism. “Strong action must be taken against the miscreants who indulged in the desecration of the holy Gurudwara and attacked members of the minority Sikh community. In addition, the Government of Pakistan is enjoined to take all measures to protect and preserve the sanctity of the holy Nankana Sahib Gurudwara and its surroundings,” the statement added.
A group of Muslim residents of Nankana Sahib pelted stones on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib on January 3rd, 2020. The India Today reported, the mob was led by the family of Mohammad Hassan, the boy who allegedly abducted and converted Sikh girl Jagjit Kaur, the daughter of the gurdwara’s pathi.
Several videos of the incident have not surfaced on social media.
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