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Mob Attacks, Pelts Stones At Nankana Sahib In Pakistan, Threatens To Raze Gurdwara

The Reports Said That The Mob Was Led By The Family Of Mohammad Hassan, The Boy Who Allegedly Abducted And Converted Sikh Girl Jagjit Kaur, Who Is The Daughter Of The Gurdwara's Pathi.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 04 Jan 2020, 12:05:25 AM
Hundreds of angry Muslim residents targetted the Gurdwara and surrounded it threatening to destroy the structure

Hundreds of angry Muslim residents targetted the Gurdwara and surrounded it threatening to destroy the structure (Photo Credit: Twitter @mssirsa)

New Delhi:

An angry mob of local residents resorted to stone pelting at Nankana Sahib Gurdwara on Friday evening. As per early reports, hundreds of angry Muslim residents targetted the Gurdwara and surrounded it threatening to destroy the structure. The reports said that the mob was led by the family of Mohammad Ehsaan, the boy who allegedly abducted and converted Sikh girl Jagjit Kaur, who is the daughter of the gurdwara's pathi. 

The violent mob finally dispersed after police released Ehsaan, the man who had allegedly abducted the Sikh girl.

In a video, said to be recorded at the site of the protest, one of the protesters was seen saying that locals were against the presence of the gurdwara there. One man, said to be the brother of Ehsaan, said they will not let any Sikh live there and will soon change the name of the place from Nankana Sahib to Ghulamaan-e-Mustafa. Police arrived to control mob almost 2 hours now after the situation escalated. 

Delhi MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa also tweeted an alleged video of the incident. He also urged Pakistan PM Imran Khan to take immediate action against such communal incidents. 

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh also tweeted and asked Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to "immediately intervene to ensure that the devotees stranded in Gurdwara Nankana Sahib are rescued and the historic Gurdwara is saved from the angry mob surrounding it."

The incident comes on the backdrop of an ongoing debate over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in India, which extends Indian citizenship to minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. This incident is sure to be taken up by supporters of the Act as an example of how religious minorities are being treated in Pakistan.

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First Published : 03 Jan 2020, 07:18:56 PM

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