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Attack on Nankana Sahib shameful, says Arvind Kejriwal

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Published : Jan 5, 2020, 2:51 am IST
Updated : Jan 5, 2020, 2:51 am IST

A violent mob attacked the Nanakana Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan on Friday and pelted it with stones.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal
 Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday deplored the mob attack on Nankana Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan and said atrocities on Sikhs cannot be tolerated.

Taking to Twitter, Kejriwal termed Friday’s attack as shameful and asked the Imran Khan government to take tough steps and punish the culprits.

 

“The attack on Nankana Sahib is a cowardly and shameful incident. Nankana Sahib is the centre of faith of crores of Sikhs. Atrocities on Sikhs living there cannot be tolerated,” the chief minister  said in a tweet in Hindi.

A violent mob attacked the Nanakana Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan on Friday and pelted it with stones.

Nankana Sahib is the birth place of first Sikhguru Guru Nanak Dev

Meanwhile, members of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) and the Shiromani Akali Dal on Saturday staged a protest near the Pakistan High Commission here over the attack on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib.

Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, also known as Gurdwara Janam Asthan, is the site near Lahore in Pakistan where the first Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak, was born.

 

On Friday, a violent mob had attacked the gurdwara and pelted it with stones. The protest by DSGMC and Akali members was held at around 1 pm near Chanakyapuri, an affluent neighbourhood and diplomatic enclave in the city.

The protestors were raising slogans against Pakistan and Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The Sikh community members claimed that they have submitted a memorandum at the Pakistan High Commission, asking Islamabad to “explain the failure of law enforcing agencies” in the country.

Further activists of Indian Youth Congress activists staged a protest near the Pakistan Embassy here against the attack on Gurdwara  Nankana Sahib in Lahore. The protesters raised slogans against Pakistan.

 

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