Amritsar/Islamabad, January 3: Within minutes of the report of mob attacking the Gurdwara Nankana Sahib and threatening to demolish it, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday appealed to Pakistani Premier Imran Khan to intervene. Captain Singh also requested the Pakistani PM to rescue the stranded devotees and save the historic Gurdwara.
Expressing his concern, Captain Singh took to Twitter and wrote, "Appeal to @ImranKhanPTI to immediately intervene to ensure that the devotees stranded in Gurdwara Nankana Sahib are rescued and the historic Gurdwara is saved from the angry mob surrounding it." Stone Pelting at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan, Mob Threatens to Destroy it; Watch Video.
Here's the tweet:
Appeal to @ImranKhanPTI to immediately intervene to ensure that the devotees stranded in Gurdwara Nankana Sahib are rescued and the historic Gurdwara is saved from the angry mob surrounding it.https://t.co/Cpmfn1T8ss
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) January 3, 2020
Earlier, reports arrived that residents of Nankana Sahib pelted stones on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib and surrounded the gurdwara at around 7 pm on Friday. The mob -- led by led by the family of Mohammad Hassan who accused in abducting and converting Sikh girl Jagjit Kaur -- were threatening to destroy it. They were even claiming the change the name of place from Nankana Sahib to Ghulaman-e-Mustafa.
Here's the video of mob attacking Gurdwara:
#BREAKING : Hundreds of angry Muslim residents of #NankanaSahib pelted stones on #GurdwaraNankanaSahib on Friday. They have surrounded the Gurdwara . The mob was lead by the family of Mohammad Hassan the boy who allegedly abducted and converted sikh girl #JagjitKaur . pic.twitter.com/L5A7ggKcD9
— Ravinder Singh Robin ਰਵਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ راویندرسنگھ روبن (@rsrobin1) January 3, 2020
As per the local reports, Pakistan Rangers personnel took the charge and have started arresting the protesters to quell the situation. It is to be known that Gurdwara Nankana Sahib is considered to be a highly revered gurdwara which was built at the site where the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak, was believed to be born in 1469.
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