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SAD Chief Condemns Attack On Nankana Sahib Gurdwara

Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday condemned the assault on Nankana Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan by a mob led by the abductors of a minor Sikh lady, and threats to rename the holy city.

In an announcement right here, the SAD president mentioned it was surprising that the native administration in Nankana Sahib remained a mute spectator to the violence unleashed by the mob which tried to gate crash into the gurdwara compound and indulged in inflammatory speeches.

“I urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. This is a despicable act and it is the Pakistan government’s primary human, moral and constitutional duty to ensure the safety of Sikhs in the country,” he mentioned in an announcement.

Sukhbir mentioned within the curiosity of justice, “the Pakistan government should also act against chief instigator Mohammad Hassan who was responsible for the abduction of minor Sikh girl Jagjit Kaur, and who led the attack on the gurdwara today”.

“The attack was apparently perpetrated to liquidate the family of Jagjit whose father is a Granthi of the Gurdwara.”

Sukhbir mentioned “it was also a matter of concern that the instigators of today’s violence had made speeches demanding that the holy city names after the first Sikh Guru – Guru Nanak Dev ji – should be renamed Ghulam Ali Mustafa”.

Demanding fast and exemplary motion in opposition to those that have been focusing on the Sikh group and disrespecting the Sikh faith, he mentioned your entire Sikh world had been shaken by the heinous incident and the Pakistan authorities ought to take applicable steps to reside the religion of the Sikhs within the rule of legislation.

(IANS)

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