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Nankana Sahib Pakistan News: Peat in Pakistan attacks gurdwara Nankana Sahib with stones. World News

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AMRITSAR: A furious mob of Muslim residents of Nankana Sahib in Pakistan stormed Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, birthplace of Sikh’s first teacher, Guru Nanak Dev, on Friday. Local Muslims reportedly resented Sikh’s opposition to the alleged “forced” conversion of a Sikh girl Jagjit Kaur al-Islam and his marriage to a Muslim boy.

India has strongly condemned the attack in Nankana Sahib Gurudwara, and has called on the Pakistani government to take “immediate action” to ensure the safety, security and well-being of members of the Sikh community.

Punjab’s Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has appealed to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, asking him to “intervene immediately” to ensure the safety of devotees stranded in Gurdwara Nankana Sahib. He also asked The Prime Minister of Pak to “save” the historic Gurdwara from the angry mob.

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Manmohan Singh, brother of Jagjit Kaur, whose Muslim name is Ayesha Bibi told TOI of Nankana Sahib: “They (Muslims) have attacked the Gurdwara and are throwing stones, we (sijs) are confined to our homes or in Gurdwaras.

Akali Dal MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa shared the video which, he said, showed an angry Muslim mob shouting anti-Sikh slogans outside Nankana Sahib.

In particular, Jagjit Kaur had staked up Islam and married a local boy from Nankana Sahib Mohammad Hassan, after which his relatives had filed a complaint with the police blaming Hassan for allegedly kidnapping Jagjit and forcibly marrying her.

Police have arrived at the scene of the incident to control people. More details are expected.

(With input from agencies)

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