The Hush Post| 8:41 am|one-minute-read|
Hundreds of Muslim residents of Nankana Sahib pelted stones on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib on Friday.
The mob was led by the family of Mohammad Hassan, the boy who allegedly abducted and converted Sikh girl Jagjit Kaur. Jagjit is the daughter of the gurdwara’s granthi.
Hear the video and feel the kind of terror minorities live with in Pakistan
Mohammad Hassan openly threatens to destroy Nankana Sahib Gurdwara and build the mosque in that place@ImranKhanPTI is urged to take action against communal trend of hatred@TimesNow @ANI @ZeeNews pic.twitter.com/OrxQV1m2Kh
— Manjinder S Sirsa (@mssirsa) January 3, 2020
The mob of angry Muslims gheraoed the holy shrine on Friday afternoon. At that time many devotees were stranded inside.
The protesters threatened to raze the gurdwara and build a mosque in its place.
#WATCH An angry mob shouts anti-Sikh slogans outside Nankana Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan's Punjab. Earlier stones were pelted at the Gurdwara led by the family of a boy who had allegedly abducted a Sikh girl Jagjit Kaur, daughter of the Gurdwara's pathi. (Earlier visuals) pic.twitter.com/xyNkhsrhR9
— ANI (@ANI) January 3, 2020
In a video, Hassan’s brother is seen saying that he will destroy the gurdwara. He says, in its place he will build a mosque. Addressing a mob at the gates of the holy shrine, Hassan’s brother said that he will ensure that no Sikh is left in the city. Also, that it is renamed from Nankana Sahib to Ghulaman-e-Mustafa.
Ministry of External Affairs has issued a statement condemning the vandalism of the holy Sikh shrine. “We are concerned at the vandalism carried out at the revered Nankana Sahib Gurdwara (in Pakistan) today. Members of the minority Sikh community have been subjected to acts of violence in the holy city of Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji,” the ministry statement said.
“India strongly condemns these wanton acts of destruction and desecration of the holy place. We call upon the Government of Pakistan to take immediate steps to ensure the safety, security, and welfare of the members of the Sikh community,” it said.