Sonia Gandhi condemns unwarranted, unprovoked attack on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday condemned the unwarranted and unprovoked attack on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan.

Expressing dismay and concern over the safety of Sikh pilgrims, Sonia called upon the government to immediately take up the issue with Pakistani authorities to ensure security for the pilgrims and adequate security for the Holy shrine to prevent any future attacks.

“The government of India should also press for immediate registration of case, arrest and action against the culprits,” she said in a statement.

India has strongly condemned the mob violence at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib and called upon the neighbouring country to take immediate steps to ensure the safety and security of the Sikh community there.

Several leaders, including Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, Shiromani Akali Dal’s Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Akali Dal MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa have condemned the incident.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and termed the attack reprehensible,

“The attack on Nankana Sahab is reprehensible & must be condemned unequivocally . Bigotry is a dangerous, age old poison that knows no borders. Love + Mutual Respect + Understanding is its only known antidote,” Rahul tweeted.