Hyderabad: Expressing concerns over the latest incident of Sikh girl allegedly converted into Islam in Pakistan, Sikhs staged a dharna in protest against the abduction and conversion in the city on September 1. They demanded the Pakistani government for the safe return of the abducted Sikh girl. The protestors appealed to the Union Ministry of External Affairs to build pressure on Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan to take action.

 The Sikhs assembled on Sunday to stage a protest against the alleged Pakistan government’s inaction on the abduction of the Sikh girl. Hundreds of people from the Sikh community gathered at Gowliguda Gurudwara and raised slogans against the Pakistan government and demanded justice for the Sikh community.

 “Pakistan’s stand got exposed as it can’t even guarantee the safety and security of the Sikh community on its soil. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan claims to guarantee the rights of all minorities. This unfortunate incident happened when Sikhs are globally celebrating the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak. Pakistan’s hypocrisy has been exposed. We demand the safe return of the victim from the Pakistani government.”

 Gurucharan Singh Bagga of Gurudwara Guru Singh Sabha, Afzalgunj, S Inder Singh of central Gurudwara Saheb Gowliguda, S Bhagender Singh, S Harminder Singh, S Rashpal Singh, S Harbans Singh, S Pritam Singh and others participated in the protest demonstration. 

 Recently, a Sikh girl, Jagjit Kaur, daughter of a priest in Gurudwara at Nankana Sahib, in Pakistan was allegedly abducted. Further, the girl was forced to marry a Muslim man in Lahore. Nankana Sahib city of Punjab police arrested eight people in connection with the case.

Dasari Sreenivasa Rao

Dasari Sreenivasa Rao is a freelance journalist with 26 years of mainstream media experience in Hyderabad and Dubai. He was Business Editor at The Pioneer and Spl Correspondent at Deccan Chronicle and The Hans India. Earlier, he worked for prestigious media brands including ToI, Indian Express (Bombay) and SPG Media and Business Standard in Hyderabad. NSE-qualified Dasari specializes in derivatives trading. He was visiting faculty at IGNOU and handled two batches of journalism students. Dasari is passionate about business journalism and always suggests all to practice rigorous meditation that ensures peace of mind and helps in moving up the value chain.

One comment on "Sikhs in Hyderabad protest against abduction of girl in Pak, demand her safe return"

  • This is punishable crime…whoever is involved in such heinous act – must be punished severly. We must go past this religion divides and live normal simple life. In the name of religion, lots of extreme elements do such crimes.

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