NANKANA SAHIB: The key suspect accused of staging a protest in Nankana Sahib and inciting people to attack religious site of the Sikh community has been arrested.
Focal Person (Digital Media) to Chief Minister Punjab, Azhar Mashwani, in a Tweet, said the main culprit in Nankana Sahib incident, Imran Chishti, had been arrested.
Local police had registered an FIR against the suspect.
“FIR # 6/2020 u/s 295A/290/291/341/506/148/ 149, 6 sound system /7ATA has been registered at Nanakan Police Station,” said Azhar Mashwani.
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Protest in Nankana Sahib
Last week, a group of people had got into altercation with the police over the arrest of people involved in free-will marriage of a young man with a girl who converted to Islam from Sikh religion. The protest was called off after a representative of the government assured them of justice.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had condemned the incident of protest saying that “The major difference between the condemnable Nankana incident & the ongoing attacks across India on Muslims & other minorities is this: the former is against my vision and will find zero tolerance & protection from the government including police and judiciary.
“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 the Modi government but Indian police leads anti-Muslim attacks.”
Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmed Shah on Monday said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government had taken unprecedented measures for minority communities.
He was talking to media during his visit to Nankana Sahib, along with Punjab Minister for Housing Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed, Punjab Parliamentary Secretary Mahindar Pal Singh and other Sikh leaders.
The interior minister said Nankana Sahib was the best example of inter-faith harmony but the incident which took place here two days ago was distorted by international media.
He termed the incident as enemies’ conspiracy to dent integrity and brotherhood of the country.
Mian Mahmood-ur-Rasheed said it was a petty local issue but was exaggerated by the Indian media and anti-Pakistan forces, which was highly condemnable.