India on Sunday strongly condemned the “targeted killing” of a minority Sikh community in Peshawar, Pakistan. The Foreign Ministry (MEA) said that Pakistan should cease to be “prevalent” and take immediate action to apprehend the perpetrators of crime and punish them severely.
“India strongly condemns the targeted assassination of members of the minority Sikh community in Peshawar, which recently took place in Nandana Sahib in connection with the humiliation and abduction of the holy gurdwara Sri Janam Asthan, conversion, and marriage of Sikh girl Jagjit Kaur. Was forced is. “, The Foreign Ministry said.
It added that Pakistan’s government should work in defense of its minorities rather than “preaching” about other countries.
India on Friday strongly condemned the vandalism at the revered Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan and called on the neighboring country to take immediate steps to ensure the safety and security of the Sikh community there. The Foreign Ministry said that action has been taken against members of the minority Sikh community in Pakistan at Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Guru Nanak Dev.
The MEA said that these malicious actions led to the forced abduction and conversion of a Sikh girl who was abducted from her home in Nankana Sahib town in August last year. According to media reports, Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhs, was born in the temple. Reports said that hundreds of angry residents in Nankana Sahib incited Sikh pilgrims on Friday.