Attack on Nankana Sahib Gurdwara: SGPC will send a 4-member delegation to Pakistan

CHANDIGARH: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC), the main body that manages the Sikh shrines, will send a four-member delegation to Pakistan to assess the situation after a mafia attack in Gurdwara.

Strongly condemning the mob attack on the historic Sikh shrine, SGPC chief Gobind Singh Longowal on Saturday appealed to the Pakistan government to take strict action against culprits.

"We strongly condemn the attack on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan and appeal to the Pakistan government to take stringent action against the culprits and also ensure safety of Sikhs living there," Longowal said on Saturday.

"We will send a four-member delegation to Pakistan to take stock of the situation there," he said, adding that the delegation would also meet Sikh families in Nankana Sahib.

"The delegation will also meet Pakistan 's Punjab Governor and Chief Minister,” he further said.

He said the delegation will be composed of Rajinder Singh Mehta, Roop Singh, Surjit Singh and Rajinder Singh.

We talked to the management committee of Gurdwara Nankana Sahib ... they told us that the situation is normal now, he said.

The SGPC chief said that the feelings of the Sikh community were hurt by the attack on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib.

Longowal said the SGPC would also address this issue with the United Nations .

Former Punjab Prime Minister Parkash Singh Badal also condemned the attack on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib.

We ask the Government of India to take immediate measures to restore peace and harmony, he said.

According to reports, a mafia attacked Gurdwara Nankana Sahib where the founder of Sikhism Guru nanak Dev was born.

Reports suggested that hundreds of angry residents in Nankana Sahib threw stones at Sikh pilgrims.

Chief Minister of Punjab Amarinder Singh and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) had expressed concern Friday about the Mafia attack on Nankana Sahib gurdwara.