Mosque, locals come to aid of Pakistan’s first Sikh cop
| Thursday | 12th July, 2018
He added that the Pakistan government should take strict action against those responsible for removing the turban of Gulab Singh and disrespecting him.
Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) president Gobind SIngh Longowal said unfortunate incidents against Sikhs were becoming common in Pakistan.
He also talked about persecution of Sikhs in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province that had led to their migration to safety.In Amritsar, activists of the Amritsar Sikh Social Society held a demonstration against the Pakistan government and sought asylum to Gulab Singh in India.
AMRITSAR: Coming to the aid of Pakistan’s first Sikh police inspector, who was thrown out of his house along with his wife and three children by the officials of Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) on Tuesday, Muslim residents of Dera Chahal village near Lahore arranged for food for the family while the management of a local mosque provided shelter Gulab Singh.“I am lucky that the local residents provided us beds while mosque opened its doors for our overnight stay “ said Gulab Singh while talking to TOI over phone from Lahore on Wednesday.The ETPB, with help of local police, had forcibly evicted Gulab Singh and his family from his house in Gurdwara Dera Chahal as part of an anti encroachment drive.
Gulab Singh claims that the house was in possession of his family since the Partition.He added that he had also submitted an application with the police against ETPB deputy secretary Tariq Wazir and SHO police station Defence Iftikikar Ansari for hurting religious sentiments of a Sikh by disrespecting his turban and hair, evicting him from house without court orders and insulting his family.Gulab Singh added that the district session court, Lahore, on Wednesday had ordered the ETPB officials as well as police to submit a report as to why he was evicted from his house without court orders.Meanwhile in India , throwing his weight behind Gulab Singh, Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh said it was mandatory for any person performing ‘sewa’ as a ‘granthi’ to have his house on the gurdwara premises.While condemning the ETPB for rendering Gulab Singh homeless, the jathedar said local civil and police administration should ensure that justice was done to the Sikh cop .
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