Due to extremist attacks, Sikh community in Peshawar, more than 60 percent left home.
Peshawar, The fear of growing attacks on the minority Sikh community in Peshawar, Pakistan, has now forced the migrants to flee to other parts of the country. More than 60 percent of Peshawar’s 30,000 Sikhs have now migrated to other parts of the country or have migrated to India.
Recently, the Sikh religious leader running a grocery store in Peshawar and human rights activist Charanjit Singh was beaten with bullets by bullets. Baba Gurpal Singh of the Sikh community said, ‘I think that there is a massacre of Sikhs here.’
Another member of the Pakistan Sikh Council (PCS) said that their community is being eliminated because they look different. PCS member Balbir Singh while talking to the media, pointing to his turban, said, ‘This makes you easy prey.’ Some Sikhs have alleged that militant group Taliban is carrying out these killings.
In the year 2016, Saran Singh of the Sikh Tehreek-e-Insaf Party MP Sikh community was murdered. Despite the responsibility of the Taliban, the local police accused him of his political opponents and minority Hindu politician Arrested Baldev. However, after the hearing for two years Baldev was released in the absence of evidence.
The situation has reached so that now the Sikhs have to wear hair to hide their identity and the turban is going to be removed. Another big problem for the Sikh community is that there is a lack of cremation in Peshawar for them. The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had allocated funds for cremation last year but its work has not started yet.
Not only this, the land allotted for cremation is now being given private bank, wedding hall and companies. According to the local media, the Pakistani government is ignoring the fact that the Sikh community needs its support and security.