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Sikh News Taliban seize Sikh houses, shops in Fata

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  1. Sikh News Reporter

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    ISLAMABAD: The Taliban has forcibly captured three houses and ten shops belonging to people of the Sikh community in the Orakzai Agency of the
    Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) after they failed to fulfil their demands of huge protection money.

    According to the sources, Taliban gunmen forced all the 24 family members of one Kalyan Singh out of their houses and shops. Singh, a cloth merchant, was kidnapped by extremists a fortnight ago, and was released when he paid 3.5 million rupees out of the 13 million rupees which was demanded as protection money. After Singh failed to arrange the rest of the amount, the Taliban occupied the properties.
     
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  3. lotus lion

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    Hi,

    Just wanted to say that i am totally saddened to hear of the troubles that our Sikh Brethren are facing in Pakistan.

    For all the Money we have as a collective, hardly any of it goes towards helping Sikhs who really need it. Absolutely terrible.

    Please note, i am not saying that we should pay the Taliban Jizya, but in 60 odd years, i cannot believe that we have no structure in place to support ourselves.

    Can anyone provide an update, sincerely, about what the SGPC, Babbae and other organisations are doing to combat this as i actually want to help in a meaningful way?

    My best regards,

    Lotus
     
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