India strongly condemns vandalism at Nankana Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan

Nankana Sahib, attack, Sikh girl, Jagjit Kaur, Punjab, India

India took up the case of stone pelting at the holy Nankana Sahib Gurdwara by Muslim mob that wanted to reclaim a Sikh girl who was able to escape forced conversion bid last year.

In a statement India said:

We are concerned at the vandalism carried out at the revered Nankana Sahib Gurdwara yesterday. 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.

India strongly condemns these wanton acts of destruction and desecration of the holy place. We call upon the Government of Pakistan to take immediate steps to ensure the safety, security, and welfare of the members of the Sikh community. Strong action must be taken against the miscreants who indulged in desecration of the holy Gurudwara and attacked members of the minority Sikh community, India noted.

In addition, Government of Pakistan is enjoined to take all measures to protect and preserve the sanctity of the holy Nankana Sahib Gurudwara and its surroundings.

Meanwhile, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) President Gobind Singh Longowal said that he will be sending a four member delegation to Pakistan which will meet senior officials and the province’s Governor over the stone pelting. It is prudent to note that not only did the Pakistani police did not take on the mob till late evening but even released Ehsaan, the man who had abducted Sikh girl Jagjit Kaur.

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