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BJP Criticizes Centre For Its Callous Attitude On Beheading Of Sikhs


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BJP criticizes Centre for its callous attitude on beheading of Sikhs

Mon, Feb 22 12:25 PM

BJP criticizes Centre for its callous attitude on beheading of Sikhs - Yahoo! India News

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has severely condemned the beheading of two Sikh youths in Peshawar and criticized the Centre for its coldhearted attitude for not putting diplomatic pressure on Pakistan to get the abducted Sikhs released.

BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "BJP strongly condemns this dastardly massacre of minority Sikh community in Pakistan. This shows how minorities are treated with contempt in Pakistan. They were not given any security."

"What is truly worrisome is the callous attitude of the Government of India. These Sikhs were abducted for sometime. What kind of diplomatic pressure did India bring on Pakistan to secure their release," added Prasad.

Meanwhile, the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC), the highest decision-making body of Sikhs has also condemned the act and asked the Pakistan government to provide full security to minorities in the country.

Chief of the Akal Takht Gurbachan Singh said India must raise the issue with Pakistan in the United Nations to prevent such ghastly acts.

"It becomes the responsibility of the centre that it takes up the matter with Pakistan in the United Nations, so that no community suffers in any country. The government should take the step at the earliest, so that such incidents are not repeated in the future," said Gurbachan in Amritsar.

"There have been reports on the television that Taliban have executed Sikhs and sent their bodies to Bhai Joga Singh Gurudwara. This is a very heart rending news and is highly condemnable," former Akal Takht chief Joginder Singh said.

In a gruesome incident that once again highlighted the cruelty of the Taliban, the banned extremist outfit beheaded two Sikhs in Peshawar, the capital city of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP).

The shocking incident came to light late on Sunday when the mutilated heads of the two Sikh youths were found in a Gurudwara in Peshawar.
The two men, identified as Jaspal Singh and Mahal Singh were kidnapped along with two others by the Pakistani Taliban a month ago from Bara in the Khyber Agency, and a ransom of 30 million rupees were demanded for their safe return.

According to sources, all the four men had shifted to Peshawar to escape the extremist fury in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA).
The other two men, Gurvinder Singh and Gurjit Singh are still said to be in the custody of the militants.

There has been no reaction from the Pakistan government over the incident, but New Delhi has reacted sharply over the horrific incident.
Describing the incident as 'shocking', the External Affairs Ministry said it has contacted the Indian High Commission in Islamabad and has directed it to get the details of the incident.

Members of Pakistan's tiny Sikh community joined an exodus of hundreds of thousands of people fleeing fighting in a Taliban stronghold when the army launched an offensive in May last year as a peace pact with the Taliban in the Swat valley broke down.
Many of the Sikhs took shelter in Peshawar and the adjoining areas. (ANI)
Only investigations will tell whether this is religion based incident or simply a criminal act but BJP is just trying to take wrong advantage of the situation and trying to shed crocodile tears for Sikhs.

These same leaders did not have even a few minutes to protest outside the Karkardooma court along with Sikhs on the same day .

By the way there are reports that one hindu is also there amongst the kidnapped people.10 million rupees have been demanded by Taliban for releasing him.Now BJP and their supporters should pay the ransom and get that person released.Instead we are not seeing a single BJP worker/leader protesting this kidnapping.
Those Sikhs who are outside Punjab instead of following RSS be like this,then nobody will dare to touch us:

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It was because of Sikhs like this that despite being in the Shiv sena center ,shiv sainiks dared not to touch them.

Outside Punjab BJP,Congress and hindutva forces will only exploit the Sikhs for their own purposes.