SGPC asks Centre to ensure release abducted Sikhs in Taliban

SGPC, the supreme body of the Sikhs, on Thursday asked the Centre to take up with Pakistan the abduction of two members of the community by the Taliban and ensure their release.

Updated: Feb 25, 2010, 20:51 PM IST

Amritsar: SGPC, the supreme body of the
Sikhs, on Thursday asked the Centre to take up with Pakistan the
abduction of two members of the community by the Taliban and
ensure their release.

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has also
appealed to the Centre to prevail upon that country to provide
security to Sikhs there, SGPC chief Avtar Singh Makkar and
Jathedar Akal Takht, Gurbachan Singh, told reporters here.

The SGPC made the request during the `Akhand Paath`
(continuous recitation of the Sri Guru Granth Sahib) at Golden
Temple in memory of two Pakistani Sikhs killed by the Taliban
recently.

The members of the community were beheaded and their
heads sent to a Gurudwara in Pakistan.

PTI