Sikh protesters outside the Pakistani embassy say the attack on the place of worship will not be tolerated
The Management Committee of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara (DSGMC) and Akali Dal on Saturday organized a protest over the recent Mafia attack on one of the most sacred Sikh shrines, Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, in Pakistan.
The protesters, with banners in their hands, raised slogans against the country outside the Pakistani embassy and demanded that the culprits be arrested.
We will not tolerate an attack on a place of worship and community members. The incident has made it clear that Pakistan is a Muslim nation that has little respect for minorities and their lives, said DSGMC president and Akali Dal national spokesman Manjinder Singh Sirsa said.
The protest comes after an angry group of local residents threw stones at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan last night. Gurdwara Nankana Sahib was built in the place where the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev was born.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has remained silent since the incident, Sirsa said, adding that the silence says a lot about his intolerance against minorities.
Mohammed Hassan has openly declared that he will turn the Gurdwara Sahib into a mosque and evict all the Sikhs there, and will change the name to Ghulam Ali Mustafa. It will not be tolerated at all costs, he added.
The Sikh committee demanded that the Pakistani government put Hassan's relatives behind bars, which is the force that guides the brutality unleashed in the Sikh community.