Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday rejected experiences that Gurdwara Nanakana Sahib close to Lahore was desecrated by sure teams.
Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, also called the Gurdwara Janam Asthan, is the location the place the primary Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak, was born. It’s considered one of many holiest Sikh websites.
Overseas Workplace in a midnight assertion stated the provincial authorities within the Punjab province have knowledgeable that there was a scuffle within the metropolis of Nankana Sahib on Friday between two Muslim teams.
The altercation occurred on a minor incident at a tea-stall and the District Administration instantly intervened and arrested the accused.
“Makes an attempt to color this incident as a communal situation are obviously motivated. Most significantly, the Gurdwara stays untouched and undamaged. All insinuations on the contrary, significantly the claims of acts of desecration and destruction’ and desecration of the holy place, aren’t solely false but additionally mischievous, stated the FO.
It stated the Authorities of Pakistan was dedicated to upholding regulation and order and offering safety and safety to the individuals, particularly the minorities.
The opening of the Kartarpur Sahib Hall is a manifestation of Pakistan’s particular care prolonged to the minorities, according to the imaginative and prescient of the Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, it stated.
In line with some Indian media experiences, a mob assault occurred on the shrine. The experiences instructed that a whole bunch of offended residents at Nankana Sahib pelted the Sikh pilgrims with stones on Friday.
India’s Exterior Affairs Ministry stated members of the minority Sikh group in Pakistan have been subjected to acts of violence on the holy metropolis of Nankana Sahib.
“India strongly condemns these wanton acts of destruction and desecration of the holy place. We name upon the federal government of Pakistan to take rapid steps to make sure security, safety, and welfare of the members of the Sikh group,” the MEA stated in an announcement.
“Strong action must be taken against the miscreants who indulged in desecration of the holy Gurdwara and attacked members of the minority Sikh community,” it stated.
The MEA stated the reprehensible actions adopted the forcible abduction and conversion of a Sikh woman who was kidnapped from her residence within the metropolis of Nankana Sahib in August final yr.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) additionally expressed concern over experiences of the mob assault on the Nankana Sahib gurdwara.
In a tweet, Singh appealed to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to make sure that the devotees stranded on the gurdwara are rescued from the mob. SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the difficulty along with his Pakistani counterpart.