After Nankana Sahib attack, Sikh youth killed in Pakistan's Peshawar
Peshawar, Jan 05: Days after Nankana Sahib attack, a Sikh youth, Ravinder Singh, has been murdered in Peshwar. He was 25.
The victim identified as Harmeet Singh was found in the Chamkani police station, Peshawar. However, his killer hasn't been identified yet.
Soon after the incident, MEA issued a statement saying "India strongly condemns targeted killing of minority Sikh community member in Peshawar (Pakistan) that follows recent despicable vandalism and desecration of Gurdwara Sri Janam Asthan at Nankana Sahib and unresolved case of abduction, forced conversion and marriage of a Sikh girl."
"India calls upon the Government of Pakistan to stop prevaricating and take immediate action to apprehend and give exemplary punishment to the perpetrators of these heinous acts," it added.
Amarinder Singh condemns killing of Sikh youth in Pak
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh also condemned the killing of a Sikh youth in Pakistan and demanded that the Imran Khan government conduct a thorough investigation and punish the culprits.
"Shocked and anguished over killing of Sikh youth Ravinder Singh in #Pakistan, coming on the heels of #NankanaSahibAttack. @ImranKhanPTI govt must ensure a thorough investigation and strict punishment for the culprits. This is the time to act what you preach," Amarinder Singh tweeted.
SAD questions Sidhu's silence
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Sunday questioned the silence of Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on the Gurdwara Nankana Sahib attack and the killing of a Sikh youth in Pakistan.
The SAD alleged that Sidhu has "sold his soul" to the Pakistan Army and its espionage agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and was not being honest with his own country and community.
Sikh organisation condemns attack on Nankana Sahib Gurudwara
Meanwhile, a Sikh organisation has condemned the attack on Nankana Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan and demanded an immediate probe to fix responsibility.
"Some elements in Pakistan want to give trouble to minorities including Sikhs. An immediate probe would fix the responsibility following which action can be taken against the culprits," All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina said in a statement on Sunday.
He said the timing of the attack was suspicious and aimed at undoing the good work like the opening of the Kartarpur corridor.
Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, also known as Gurdwara Janam Asthan, is a site near Lahore in Pakistan where the first Guru of Sikhs, Guru Nanak, was born. A violent mob had attacked the Gurdwara and pelted it with stones on Friday.