New Delhi: India on Friday condemned vandalism at the Gurudwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan and said the 'reprehensible action' followed the forcible abduction and conversion of Jagjit Kaur, the Sikh girl who was kidnapped from her home in the city of Nankana Sahib in August 2018.
"Members of the minority Sikh community have been subjected to acts of violence in the holy city of Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Shri Guru Nanak Dev ji. These reprehensible actions followed the forcible abduction and conversion of Jagjit Kaur, the Sikh girl who was kidnapped from her home in the city of Nankana Sahib in August last year," an MEA statement said.
It further said: "India strongly condemns these wanton acts of destruction and desecration of the holy place".
"We call upon the Government of Pakistan to take immediate steps to ensure the safety, security, and welfare of the members of the Sikh community. Strong action must be taken against the miscreants who indulged in desecration of the holy Gurudwara and attacked members of the minority Sikh community."
In addition, Government of Pakistan is enjoined to take "all measures to protect and preserve the sanctity of the holy Nankana Sahib Gurudwara and its surroundings".According to reports, a mob attack took place at the shrine where the Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev was born.(UNI)