Ravi S Singh
Tribune News Service
New Delhi, June 25
RSS-affiliate Rashtriya Sikh Sangat, on Wednesday, condemned the kidnapping of a girl of the Hindu community in Sindh in Pakistan and urged the Government of India to intervene forthwith in the matter.
“Minorities are being repeatedly subjected to persecution in Pakistan,” Rashtriya Sikh Sangat national president Gurcharan Singh Gill said and urged the Centre to take up the matter with the Pakistan government to rescue the victim girl.
He said the kidnapping of the Dalit girl revealed yet again the “sickening” mentality, which was getting deepened in Pakistan’s polity.
“The Sikh community is also subjected to cruelties in Pakistan. It is the Pakistan government’s moral and legal responsibility to protect minorities in its territory,” Gill said.
Escalating the matter, Sangat's national executive president Davinder Singh Gujral urged the world community to call out Pakistan with regard recurring violation of human rights of the minorities and their religious persecution.
“The Rashtriya Sikh Sangat urges the UNO to weigh in against Pakistan to ensure religious and social harmony,” Gujral said, adding that the targeting of the minorities, including Sikhs, in Pakistan was very disconcerting.
He said the Sikh Gurus had always espoused the cause of justice and protection of rights of the minorities and had left rich tradition as “legacy of universal and transcendental humanism”.
Reports say that the girl kidnapped in Jacobabad, Sindh, was married off to a Muslim man after her forceful conversion of religion this week.
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