BJP attacks govt over Sikhs’ beheading in Pak
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 00:21
  
New Delhi: The BJP on Sunday strongly condemned the beheading of Sikhs by Taliban in North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan and termed the attitude of Indian government in the matter as "callous" for not putting diplomatic pressure in time to get the abducted Sikhs released.

"BJP strongly condemns this dastardly massacre of minority Sikh community in Pakistan. This shows how minorities are treated with contempt in Pakistan. They were not given any security," BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

He also criticised the Indian government, alleging it was being soft towards Pakistan while dealing with such matters.

"What is truly worrisome is the callous attitude of the Government of India. These Sikhs were abducted for sometime. What kind of diplomatic pressure did India bring on Pakistan to secure their release," Prasad said.

Initial reports said some Sikhs had been abducted by the Taliban in Pakistan for ransom.

While two were beheaded, some were said to be still in the custody of the Taliban.

"India has almost begged for a dialogue with Pakistan and yet is so cruelly indifferent to the barbaric terrorism being meted out to the innocent Sikh community in Pakistan," Prasad said.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 00:21


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