Attack on Nankana Sahib: Indians unite to condemn
NEW DELHI: The Mafia Attack on the Nankana Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan has provoked strong reactions in India with politicians, athletes and several other institutions that come together to condemn the throwing of stones in one of the most sacred Sikh shrines.
Harbhajan Singh urges the Prime Minister of Pakistan to take action
Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh urged Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday to do what is necessary after the attack on Nankana Sahib Gurdwara
God is one ... let's not divide it and generate hatred among us ... let's be human first and respect each other ... https://t.co/imbURnPXkS - Harbhajan Turban (@harbhajan_singh) 1578110001000
The attack must be condemned: Rahul Gandhi
The attack on Nankana Sahib is reprehensible and must be condemned unequivocally. Intolerance is a dangerous and ancient poison that knows no borders. Love + Mutual respect + Understanding is your only known antidote, said the leader of Congress in a tweet.
The attack on Nankana Sahab is reprehensible & must be condemned unequivocally . Bigotry is a dangerous, age old… https://t.co/MxJeqf3VPs - Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) 1578124952000
Incident exposes the true face of Pakistan: Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal condemned the mafia attack and said the incident exposes the true face of Pakistan, where the persecution of minorities is a reality. The Union minister also tried to corner the Punjab CM Amarinder Singh and Congress for his stance against CAA.
Persecution of minorities in Pak is a reality. Today’s attack on Gurdwara Sri # Nankana Sahib has shown its horrible… https://t.co/iOpgGEw0uH - Harsimrat Kaur Badal (@HarsimratBadal_) 1578072237000
Arrest perpetrators: Sadatullah Hussaini
Muslim body Jamaat-e-Islami Hind condemned the stone pelting incident and demanded that those involved should be arrested. Jamaat president Sadatullah Hussaini said that We demand Pakistan government should arrest those persons involved in this incident and safety should be provided to the pilgrims.
Arvind Kejriwal denounces attack
Delhi's Prime Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, lamented the Mafia attack in Nankana Sahib Gurdwara and said that the atrocities against the Sikhs cannot be tolerated.
पाकिस्तान में ननकाना साहिब पर हुआ हमला एक बेहद कायराना और शर्मनाक घटना है। ननकाना साहिब करोड़ों लोगों के आस्था का… https://t.co/wt5HX9Re25 - Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) 1578124672000
Captain Amarinder Singh appeals to Imran Khan to ensure the safety of devotees.
Punjab Prime Minister Captain Amarinder Singh appealed to Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to ensure that devotees stranded in Gurdwara Nankana The sahib are rescued and the gurdwara is saved from the angry crowd that surrounds him.
Mayawati urges the Center to intervene
Party President Bahujan Samaj (BSP), Mayawati, on Saturday condemned the attack on the gurdwara and urged the central government to intervene in the matter to avoid such a situation in the future.
पाकिस्तान स्थित गुरुनानक देव जी के जन्मस्थान गुरुद्वारा श्री ननकाना साहिब पर शुक्रवार को उग्र भीड़ द्वारा किया गया… https://t.co/qQzzjGdPg3 - Mayawati (@Mayawati) 1578120617000
The incident should be a revelation for those who oppose the CAA: Hardeep Singh Puri
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted that the incident should be an eye-opener for those opposed to the CAA.
Murderous mob which laid siege to Sri Nankana Sahib has also threatened to change the name of this holiest of holy… https://t.co/rzMTOj4MrW - Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) 1578129552000
On Friday, a group of people attacked on Friday and threw it with stones. Nankana Sahib is the birthplace of the first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak Dev. Few Sikh devotees were trapped inside the sanctuary when the mafia began throwing stones.
Pakistani sources said the mob was run by the family of Mohammed Hassan, who had kidnapped and converted a Sikh girl Jagjit Kaur. He threw stones at the sanctuary to protest the police action against him.