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Monday, 21 September 2020

PSGPC takes up Sikh girl’s abduction with authorities

GS Paul

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, September 20

The Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) has intervened in the alleged abduction case of a young Sikh girl.

The PSGPC officials, along with the girl's family members met Noorul Haq Qadri, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs, in the presence of Ijaz Alam Augustine, Punjab's Minister for Minority Affairs, and Aamir Ahmad, chairman of the Evacuee Trust Property Board, and apprised them of the disappearance of the girl.

'Akhand path' on

In the wake of 'jyoti jot' diwas of Guru Nanak Dev, the PSGPC has initiated 'akhand path' at Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Kartarpur Sahib, in Pakistan on Sunday. The local sangat has started pouring in for the event, falling on September 22

Talking to The Tribune over phone, Satwant Singh, PSGPC president, said the girl had gone missing from her house near Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Hasan Abdal, a city in Attock district of Punjab province in Pakistan.

"The federal and provincial ministers and officials have assured us that she will be reunited with her family," he said.

Meanwhile, a case has been registered against an "unknown abductor" after the girl's father filed a complaint. It was the girl's father, Pritam Singh, a granthi in Gurdwara Panja Sahib, who revealed on social media that his daughter was missing for the past 10 days. He had also expressed fear of forcible conversion of her religion.

Taking cognisance of the case, SGPC president Gobind Singh Longowal had sought the intervention of the Union Ministry of External Affairs to bring justice to the girl and her family.



from The Tribune https://ift.tt/2EnaVlI

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