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Two Sikh businessmen shot useless in broad daylight in Pakistan

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The two had been within the enterprise of spices and had retailers within the Bata Tal bazaar in Sarband, close to Peshawar.

The two had been within the enterprise of spices and had retailers within the Bata Tal bazaar in Sarband, close to Peshawar.

Two Sikh businessmen had been shot useless on May 15 by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the newest focused killing of the minority neighborhood members within the restive province bordering Afghanistan.

Saljeet Singh (42) and Ranjeet Singh (38) died on the spot after being attacked by two bike-borne assailants within the morning of May 15, in response to the police.

The two Sikhs had been within the enterprise of spices and had retailers within the Bata Tal bazaar in Sarband, about 17 km from Peshawar.

No group has thus far claimed accountability for the killing. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan condemned the assault and directed the police to take instant steps to arrest the culprits.

Mr. Khan stated that the incident was a conspiracy to disrupt the inter-faith concord within the province. The Chief Minister stated that justice can be supplied to the households of the deceased.

About 15,000 Sikhs dwell in Peshawar, principally within the Jogan Shah neighbourhood of the provincial capital Peshawar.

Most of the members of the Sikh neighborhood in Peshawar are concerned in enterprise, whereas some even have pharmacies.

In September final yr, a well known Sikh ‘hakeem’ (Unani drugs practitioner) was shot useless by unidentified gunmen inside his clinic in Peshawar.

In 2018, Charanjit Singh, a distinguished Sikh neighborhood member, was killed by unknown males in Peshawar. Similarly, information channel anchor Ravinder Singh was killed in 2020 within the metropolis.

In 2016, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf National Assembly member Soren Singh was additionally killed in Peshawar.

According to the 2017 census, Hindus represent the biggest spiritual minority in Pakistan. Christians make up the second largest spiritual minority.

The Ahmadis, Sikhs and Parsis are additionally among the many notable spiritual minorities in Pakistan.

Amarinder condemns killing of two Sikh bizmen in Pakistan

Former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh condemned the killing of two Sikhs in Pakistan on May 15 and slammed the federal government within the neighbouring nation for less than paying lip service to the neighborhood.

“Another killing of Sikhs in Pakistan. 2 shopkeepers, Ranjeet Singh & Saljeet Singh shot dead in Peshawar. This is highly condemnable. I’ve always said, @GovtofPakistan only does lip services for Sikhs without ensuring their security. Request @PMOIndia to take serious note,” Mr. Singh tweeted.

Two Sikh businessmen had been shot useless on May 15 by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the newest focused killing of the minority neighborhood members within the restive province bordering Afghanistan.

Saljeet Singh (42) and Ranjeet Singh (38) died on the spot after being attacked by two bike-borne assailants on May 15.

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