By Faisal Munir,
ATTOCK: The head of the Indian delegation Giani Harpreet Singh said that on Feb 21, 1921, Sikhs laid down their lives in the struggle to liberate the gurdwara in Nankana Sahib.
“Under the Gurdwara Reform Movement, more than 260 Sikh protesters were killed by the British-backedmahant(religious leader) and his mercenaries,”.
He said their martyrdom was being commemorated by the PSGPC and the delegation participating in the event.
Gyani Harpreet Singh praised the initiative to open the Kartarpur Corridor to facilitate the Sikh community and Prime Minister Imran Khan for laying the foundation stone for the Baba Guru Nanak University in Nankana Sahib and issuing a commemorative coin on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.
He said opening the Kartarpur Corridor had been a long-standing dire for the Sikh community to be able to visit one of their holiest sites in Pakistan visa-free.
He said Pakistan is sacred to us and we love it, and we come here with a message of peace and brotherhood.
Gyani harpreet Singh said Pakistan is second home for the Sikh community around the world.
He said that Pakistan is one of the most safest country in the world for Sikh Community. He appreciated the level of upkeep and maintenance of Gurdwaras in Pakistan.
Indian Sikhs Delegation visit in Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Hassan abdal Attock.
The Evacuee Trust Property Board and The Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee made special arrangement held to facilitated the visited delegation at the Gurdwara Punja Sahib in Hassan abdal.
On the occasion The Evacuee Trust Property Board Deputy Secretary Shirines Imran said that members of the Akal Takht participated in a event at Nankana Sahib to commemorate the tragic events of Feb 21,1921, in which a large number of Sikhs were killed.
He said that minorities in Pakistan have complete freedom to practice their religion and their holy days are observed under state patronage.
He said that Government of Pakistan and ETPB is committed to the protection of rights of minorities in the country.
On the occasion, the Indian Sikhs delegation lauded the efforts of the Pakistani government for the better upkeep and presrvation of places of religious importance of different religions in Pakistan.
By Faisal Munir,