India condemns mistreatment of Sikh police officer in Pakistan

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New Delhi, July 12: India on Thursday strongly condemned the mistreatment and forcible eviction of a Sikh police officer from his house in Pakistan. “We have seen reports of a Sikh policeman being mistreated and forcibly evicted from his house and also objectionable questions being raised about his faith,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said here. “We strongly condemn this. This is not the first time that the mistreatment of religious minorities in Pakistan has happened,” he said.

Pakistan’s first Sikh police officer, Gulab Singh Shaheen has claimed that he was thrashed and evicted from his house in Lahore’s Dera Chahal along with his children and wife following a property dispute with Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) – the parent body of Sikh Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee. He has also appealed to Sikhs across the world to help him and take note of disrespect to a Sikh’s hair and turban. (IANS)