India has strongly condemned the “targeted killing” of a minority Sikh community member in Pakistan’s Peshawar.
“India strongly condemns the targeted killing of minority Sikh community member in Peshawar that follows the recent despicable vandalism and desecration of the holy Gurdwara Sri Janam Asthan at Nankana Sahib and the unresolved case of abduction, forced conversion and marriage of a Sikh girl Jagjit Kaur,” the MEA said.
The MEA’s statement came after a Sikh youth, Ravinder Singh, a 25-year-old Sikh man was killed by unidentified persons in Peshawar. The body was found under Chamkani police station area, today. Investigation is on into the matter, was killed by an unidentified person in Peshawar.
The ministry of external affairs said Pakistan should stop “prevaricating” and take immediate action to apprehend and give exemplary punishment to the perpetrators of the crime.
It said the government of Pakistan should act in defence of their own minorities instead of “preaching sermons” about it to other countries.
Police said that the Sikh person was a resident of Shangla District of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and had come to Peshawar to shop for a wedding.
The family of the victim got to know about his death from a phone call by the unidentified assailant, suggesting that the incident could be a case of personal enmity.