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India condemns 'targeted killing' of Sikh man in Pakistan

The MEA said Pakistan should stop "prevaricating" and take immediate action to punish the perpetrators of the crime

By PTI in New Delhi
  • Published 5.01.20, 5:16 PM
  • Updated 5.01.20, 5:16 PM
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The ministry of external affairs said the government of Pakistan should act in defence of their own minorities instead of "preaching sermons" about it to other countries. Shutterstock

India on Sunday strongly condemned the "targeted killing" of a minority Sikh community member in Peshawar, Pakistan.

The ministry of external affairs (MEA) said Pakistan should stop "prevaricating" and take immediate action to apprehend and give exemplary punishment to the perpetrators of the crime.

"India strongly condemns the targeted killing of minority Sikh community member in Peshawar that follows the recent despicable vandalism and desecration of the holy Gurdwara Sri Janam Asthan at Nankana Sahib and the unresolved case of abduction, forced conversion and marriage of a Sikh girl Jagjit Kaur," the MEA said.

It said the government of Pakistan should act in defence of their own minorities instead of "preaching sermons" about it to other countries.