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Attacks By Islamic Fundamentalists Forces Sikhs Minority To Flee Peshawar

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

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  • The minority Sikh community in Peshawar is forced to migrate to other parts of the country following repeated attacks by Islamic fundamentalists
  • More than sixty percent of Sikhs in Peshawar live under a constant threat

The minority Sikh community in Peshawar is forced to migrate to other parts of the country following repeated attacks by Islamic fundamentalists. More than sixty percent of Peshawar's 30,000 Sikhs live under a constant threat.

In a recent incident, Charanjeet Singh, a peace activist and owner of a grocery store in Peshawar, was shot by a customer. The Sikhs are now resorting to cutting their hair and avoiding wearing turbans in order to conceal their identity.

A community spokesperson named Baba Gurpal Singh told a media outlet, "I believe genocide of Sikhs is taking place here. Our community is being wiped out as we looked different".

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PCS member Balbir Singh, while talking to the media outlet, pointed towards his turban and said, "This makes us an easy target."
Some of the Sikhs had blamed militant group Taliban for carrying out routing killings of the minority group.

One of the major problems faced by the Sikh community is the absence of crematorium grounds. Even tho the government have  
The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government allocated money for crematorium last year but no construction has been started yet.

"Whether it is targeted killings of community leaders or sale of gurudwara lands until you accept the problem exist, how can you find a solution?" questioned TV anchor Taranjeet Singh.

He further cautioned that if the situation remained as it was, then soon no Sikh would be left in Pakistan.

(With ANI inputs)

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