ISLAMABAD, Dec 02, (Asia Free Press) – Pakistan on Thursday has summoned an Indian diplomat to the Foreign Ministry and lodged a strong protest over New Delhi mischievous campaign against Islamabad over an incident at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib.
In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said a senior diplomat from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad was summoned and conveyed Pakistan’s categorical rejection of the mischievous spin given by India to an isolated incident involving an individual at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib.
“It was conveyed to the Indian diplomat that the incident was swiftly addressed and clarified. The Government of Pakistan accords highest primacy to the rights of the minorities. Sanctity of religious places and revered sites of every community is ensured in Pakistan,” said in the statement.
The Indian diplomat was instead told to urge the Government of India to investigate the incidents of gross and systematic persecution of minorities in India, which continue with impunity and state complicity, its added.
“Given its systematic marginalisation and brutalisation of minorities, India has no locus standi to even feign concern for minorities elsewhere.”
The Foreign Ministry added that the Indian authorities must ensure adequate protection of their minorities and places of worship from repeated instances of desecration, hate crimes and mob lynching.
Last week, a Pakistani model Sauleha had posted some of her photos on social media taken at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib without head craft that triggering criticism against her act.
Later, she apologised and said she respected the Sikh culture, religion very much and apologised to all Sikh Community.
“Recently, I posted a picture on Instagram that was not even a part of a shoot or anything. I just went to Kartarpur to learn about the history and know about the Sikh community. It wasn’t done to hurt anyone sentiments or anything for that matter. However, if I have hurt anyone or they think that I don’t respect their culture. I am sorry. And I just saw people taking pictures and I took a lot of Sikh pictures too there. I wouldn’t have done it at the first place,” she posted on Instagram.
Visitors are required to keep their heads covered at gurdwaras.