MEA: India strongly condemns vandalism at Nankana Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan

RSTV Bureau
New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar during a press conference (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: File photo of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar during a press conference (PTI Photo)

Ministry of External Affairs has condemned the vandalism at Nankana Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan. In a press release issued on Friday evening, India expressed concern over the incident and condemned the vandalism.

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 press release said.

The release also mentions the forcible abduction and conversion of Jagjit Kaur, the Sikh girl who was kidnapped from her home in the city of Nankana Sahib in August last year.

“These reprehensible actions followed the forcible abduction and conversion of Jagjit Kaur, the Sikh girl who was kidnapped from her home in the city of Nankana Sahib in August last year, said the statement.

“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. Strong action must be taken against the miscreants who indulged in desecration of the holy Gurudwara and attacked members of the minority Sikh community,” said the MEA press release.