Security agencies worried over safety of Sikhs in Pakistan: Sources
Security agencies are worried about the safety of Sikhs in Pakistan, as the community is not being able to practice it’s faith peacefully in the country, sources said.
“Pakistan can’t even guarantee the safety and security of the Sikh community on its soil as saw see how a young girl was abducted and forcibly married to a Muslim man,” the sources said.
Sources also said Pakistan is highlighting the building of the Kartarpur corridor for attracting Sikh pilgrims and projecting a secular face but in reality, the situation is so bad that the Pakistani Sikhs can’t even practice their religion safely.
Recently, a Sikh girl was allegedly abducted and forced to convert to Islam before being married to a Muslim man in Pakistan has been sent back to her parents. Police in Nankana Sahib city of Punjab province have arrested eight people in connection with the case.
The incident came to light on Thursday after a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MLA, Manjinder Singh Sirsa shared a video of the girl’s family alleging that the girl was kidnapped and forcefully converted.
Sources said be it the Hazara, Shias, or Ahmadis, or Christians or Hindus or Sikhs, the repeated instances of violence and discrimination against them demonstrate that Pakistan remains the bastion of religious extremists and sectarian groups, with full patronage of the military.