An angry mob of local Muslims pelted stones on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib and threatened to destroy it
The mob was led by the family of Mohammad Hassan, the boy who allegedly abducted and converted Sikh girl Jagjit Kaur, who is the daughter of the gurdwara's granthi.
The protesters were raising slogans that they will destroy the gurdwara and change the name of the place from Nankana Sahib to Ghulaman-e-Mustafa.
India issued a statement strongly condemning the mob violence at Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan this evening after reports emerged that hundreds of angry people surrounded the iconic gurdwara and threw stones, with devotees inside. Nankana Sahib is the birth place of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism.
"India strongly condemns these wanton acts of destruction and desecration of the holy place. We call upon the Government of Pakistan to take immediate steps to ensure the safety, security, and welfare of the members of the Sikh community," the government said in a statement.
Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh issued an appeal to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to intervene and secure the saftey of the Sikhs
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