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Rahul Gandhi condemns mob attack on Nankana Sahib Gurdwara

An angry mob of Muslim residents of Nankana Sahib in Pakistan stormed Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, the birthplace of Sikh’s first master Guru Nanak Dev, on Friday following resentment against Sikh's opposition to the alleged ‘forcible’ conversion of a Sikh girl and her marriage to a Muslim boy. Punjab CM Amarinder Singh appealed Pakistan PM to "immediately intervene".

Last Updated: Jan 04, 2020, 02.21 PM IST
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Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi.
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NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday condemned the mob attack on Nankana Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan, saying bigotry is a dangerous, age old poison that knows no borders.

Taking to Twitter, Gandhi termed Friday attack reprehensible, and said the only known antidote to bigotry is love, mutual respect and understanding.

"The attack on Nankana Sahab is reprehensible & must be condemned unequivocally. Bigotry is a dangerous, age old poison that knows no borders. Love + Mutual Respect + Understanding is its only known antidote," he said in a tweet.

A violent mob attacked the Nanakana Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan Friday and pelted it with stones.

Nankana Sahib is the birth place of first Sikhguru Guru Nanak Dev.

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