India stated on Monday it had lodged a powerful protest with Pakistan over studies that some folks have been trying to transform a historic gurdwara within the jap metropolis of Lahore right into a mosque.
“A robust protest was lodged with the Pakistan excessive fee at present on the reported incident whereby Gurdwara Shahidi Asthan, website of martyrdom of Bhai Taru Singhji at Naulakha Bazaar in Lahore, Pakistan, has been claimed because the place of Masjid Shahid Ganj and makes an attempt are being made to transform it to a mosque,” stated exterior affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava.
The gurdwara is a historic shrine constructed on the spot the place Bhai Taru Singh sustained deadly accidents in 1745.
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“The gurdwara is a spot of reverence and thought of sacred by the Sikh neighborhood. This incident has been considered with grave concern in India. There have been requires justice for the minority Sikh neighborhood in Pakistan,” Srivastava stated.
“India expressed its issues within the strongest phrases on this incident and referred to as upon Pakistan to research the matter and take instant remedial measures,” he added.
Pakistan was additionally referred to as on to take care of the protection, safety and well-being of its minorities, together with the safety of their non secular rights and cultural heritage.
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This was the most recent in a string of protests made by India over the therapy of Pakistan’s minorities, particularly Hindus and Sikhs.