A day after a centuries-old 'Guru Nanak palace' was partially demolished by a group of vandals in Pakistan's Punjab province, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has written to the Prime Minister-elect to take up the issue.
In his letter, the Punjab CM has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take the issue up with the Pakistan government under Imran Khan to undertake a probe. He strongly condemned the destruction and said that the probe should punish those who committed the action so that such actions may be prevented in the future.
Here's his letter:
The "Palace of Baba Guru Nanak", said to have been built over four centuries ago, was frequented by a number of Sikhs from across the world including India. The structure at a village in Narowal city - about 100 kilometres from the provincial capital Lahore - had 16 rooms with each of them having at least three delicate doors and at least four ventilators.
Shiromani Akali Dal MP from Bathinda, Harsimrat Kaur Badal, on Tuesday, May 28 urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to strongly take up with his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan the issue of partial demolition of Guru Nanak Palace in Pakistan's Punjab province. Harsimrat said Sikhs are deeply anguished over the incident and she joins the community in condemning the act.
The centuries-old palace was partially demolished by a group of vandals who also sold its precious windows and doors in Pakistan's Punjab province.
(inputs from PTI)