NEW DELHI :
“These shameful incidents clearly highlight the threats which minorities face in Pakistan,” Puri tweeted
A DAY after a mob indulged in stone-pelting at Nankana Sahib gurudwara in Pakistan, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday tweeted that the incident should be an eye-opener for those opposed to the CAA.
He wrote on @HardeepSPuri: “Vandalism, stone-pelting and acts of descrecation at the holiest of holy Sri Nankana Sahib Gurudwara yesterday should be an eye-opener for those who refuse to recognise religious persecution of minorities in Pakistan & the rationale behind the Citizenship Amendment Act.” It got 762 retweets and 1.8K likes. He also tweeted: “These shameful incidents clearly highlight the threats which minorities face to their right to practice their religion.
“As an Indian & a Sikh, I call upon those who turn a blind eye to these injustices & persecution insensitive, inhuman and certainly not secular.” The Union Minister also retweeted a post from former cricketer and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir who had posted a clip of Friday’s incident at the Nankana Sahib gurudwara and tweeted: “Death threats and stone-pelting on innocent tourists to support forcible conversion of a girl! This is Pakistan and that is why #IndiaSupportsCAA.” “Meanwhile, Pakistan Army’s puppet is busy making a fool of himself by tweeting fake videos.” The Ministry of External Affairs had on Friday expressed concern over the vandalism at the historic gurudwara in Pakistan.
Attack shows that minorities are treated badly in Pak: Minister
NEW DELHI :
UNION Minister of State (MoS) Jitendra Singh on Saturday condemned the incident of stone-pelting by a mob at one of the holiest Sikh shrines, Gurudwara Nankana Sahib, in Pakistan and said that this proves that religious minorities are being treated badly in the neighbouring country. Singh took to the micro-blogging website, Twitter and said, “The attack by religious fanatics on Pakistan’s Nankana Sahib Gurudwara is a proof that minorities are treated badly there and therefore, #IndiaSupportsCAA.
When will the Congress accept the persecution of religious minorities in Pakistan!” The comments came after an angry group of local residents pelted stones at Gurudwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan on Friday evening. The group was led by the family of a boy who had allegedly abducted a Sikh girl Jagjit Kaur, the daughter of Gurudwara’s panthi. Gurudwara Nankana Sahib was built at the place where Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev was born.