Sikhs in Hyderabad protest against abduction of girl in Pak, demand her safe return

By Sreenivasa Rao Dasari  Published on  2 Sep 2019 2:06 AM GMT
Sikhs in Hyderabad protest against abduction of girl in Pak, demand her safe return

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.

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