JAMMU: Various Sikh organisations of J&K condemned forced conversion of a Sikh girl in Pakistan, terming it as crime against humanity.
Briefing media persons here, Sudershan Singh Wazir, Chairman Sikh United Front J&K, said “It is very unfortunate that in Pakistan, a minor Sikh girl, daughter of a Granthi of Gurdwara Nankana Sahib Pakistan was abducted, forcibly converted to Islam and married to a Muslim boy. Her family members were also threatened. Such type of incidents clearly prove that minorities are being treated as slaves in Pakistan.”
Demanded a clarification from Pakistani Government over entire incident, Wazir said that Sikhs would not tolerate any such atrocities on minorities in Pakistan.
Seeking death penalty for culprits, Wazir said, “Pak Government should take steps to provide justice to aggrieved family by giving death penalty to culprits so that no one dares to repeat such act in future and if any such shameful act will occur in future, Sikhs community will give a befitting reply.”
Wazir appealed to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for intervening into the matter, as the incident has exposed hollow assurance by Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan.
Representatives of various Sikh organisations present in the press conference included Darbinder Singh, President Shiromani Akali Dal J&K; Mohinder Singh Chief Organiser Bhai Kanaya Nishkam Sewa Society J&K; Surinder Singh Kala, President Vegetable and Fruit Association J&K; Gajan Singh, President J&K Motor Transport Companies Association; Narinder Singh Raina, Advisor SAD; Surjeet Singh Kuckoo, President Sikh Naujawan Sabha; Harpreet Singh Chhotu, President Youth Akali Dal J&K; Hapreet Singh Lucky, President AISSF; Kuldeep Kour President Istri Akali Dal J&K; Gurmeet Kour, General Secretary Istri Akali Dal J&K; Raja Singh, Sarpanch and Member DGPC Jammu, Ravinder Singh Sarpanch, Charanjeet Singh, Corporator Prof Yudveer Singh, Manmohan Singh, Chairman Singh Sabha Gol Gujral; Rasbir Singh, Kulwant Singh, Kuldeep Singh Malik, Tejpal Singh, Surinder Singh Dutt and Kultar Singh.