July 21, 2024 00:17 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Mumbai building collapses amid heavy rain; 1 dead | NTA publishes NEET-UG 2024 result on website as per Supreme Court order | Bangladesh protests: 63 students from Meghalaya return home, says CM Conrad Sangma | Ammonia gas leaks at Tamil Nadu fish plant, 29 workers faint | ED arrests Haryana Congress MLA Surender Panwar in illegal mining case
National Commission for Minorities raises concerns over killings of Sikhs in Pakistan
Sikhs | Pakistan
Image: UNI

National Commission for Minorities raises concerns over killings of Sikhs in Pakistan

| @indiablooms | 16 May 2022, 02:25 pm

New Delhi: Chairman of National Commission for Minorities , Iqbal Singh Lalpura, raised concerns over the killings of Sikhs in Pakistan and urged the Ministry of External Affairs to take up the matter with the Pakistan government.

“Really sad to hear about the Sikhs Ranjit Singh(42) and Kuljeet singh (38) killed in Peshawar, Pakistan , Sikh living in India are concerned about the well-being of a small number of maybe 6000 living in Pakistan,” Lalpur said in a statement.

Lalpura's statement came in the backdrop of killings of two members of Pakistan's minority Sikh community by unidentified assailants at the outskirts of Peshawar, in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Sunday.

He said the sentiment of Sikhs and concern for their safety is being taken up with the Ministry of external Affairs, and requested them to ask Pakistan to ensure safety of Sikhs living there”.

“Killing of Sikhs and abduction of Sikh girls for conversion in Pakistan is unacceptable” he added.

About 15,000 Sikhs live in Peshawar, mostly in the Jogan Shah neighbourhood of the provincial capital.

Most of the members of the Sikh community in Peshawar are involved in business, while some also run pharmacies.

(With UNI inputs)

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.