Two days after reports that the historic Gurdwara Nanakana Sahib, in Lahore, was desecrated in a mob attack, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan issued a statement condemning the incident.
The Pakistan PM’s statement comes following a series of verbal attacks on his government and its ‘policy of minority persecution.’ Resorting to a frontal attack on India’s rhetoric and criticising the country’s soft stance violence against minorities, Imran Khan said, “The major difference between the condemnable Nankana incident & the ongoing attacks across India on Muslims and other minorities is this: the former is against my vision & will find zero tolerance & protection from the govt incl police & judiciary,” Khan tweeted.
Gurdwara Nanakana Sahib, the birthplace of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, holds special religious sentiment for Sikhs around the world.
Naming his counterpart, PM Narendra Modi, he said, “In contrast, Modi’s RSS vision supports minorities oppression & the targeted attacks against Muslims are part of this agenda. RSS goons conducting public lynchings, Muslims being violated by mobs are all not only supported by Modi Govt but Indian police lead anti-Muslim attacks,” he added.
Imran Khan’s statement has come two days after he was widely criticised for trying to peddle a seven-year-old video from Bangladesh as a case of police excesses on Muslims in Uttar Pradesh.
An angry group of local residents had thrown stones at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan on Friday evening. The group was led by the family of a boy who had abducted a Sikh girl, Jagjit Kaur, from her home in August last year.wo days after reports that the historic Gurdwara Nanakana Sahib, in Lahore, was desecrated in a mob attack, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan issued a statement condemning the incident.