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India condemns attack on Nankana Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan

“We are concerned at the vandalism carried out at the revered Nankana Sahib Gurdwara today. 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," said an official of MEA.

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Last Updated: Jan 04, 2020, 12.49 PM IST
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Attack on Pakistan's Nankana Sahib Gurudwara triggers protests in India
Attack on Pakistan's Nankana Sahib Gurudwara triggers protests in India
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New Delhi/Chandigarh: India on Friday strongly condemned vandalism at Nankana Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan and called upon the Imran Khan government to take immediate steps to ensure the safety, security, and welfare of the members of the Sikh community.


“We are concerned at the vandalism carried out at the revered Nankana Sahib Gurdwara today. 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,” according to a statement by MEA.

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Meanwhile, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) too have expressed concern over reports of mob attack on the Nankana Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan. Singh appealed to Pakistan premier Imran Khan to ensure that the devotees stranded at the Nankana Sahib gurdwara are rescued from the mob, while SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up the issue with his Pakistani counterpart.

“Appeal to @ImranKhanPTI to immediately intervene that the devotees stranded in Gurdwara Nankana Sahib are rescued and the historic gurdwara is saved from the angry mob surrounding it,” the Punjab CM tweeted.In a statement issued here, SAD president Badal said it was shocking that the local administration in Nankana Sahib remained a mute spectator to the violence unleashed by the mob.


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