‘Nankana Sahib incident eye-opener for anti-CAA people’

New Delhi: Union MoS Housing and Urban Affairs, Civil Aviation (Independent Charge) and Commerce and Industry Hardeep Singh Puri addresses at the inaugural session of ‘Cyclonic Resistance Design Consideration for Roofing and Facade System in Coastal and High Speed wind Zones’, organised by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) in association with the Institution of Engineers (India) in New Delhi on Aug 9, 2019. (Photo: IANS/PIB)

New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) A day after a mob indulged in stone-pelting at Nankana Sahib gurdwara in Pakistan, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday tweeted that the incident should be an eye-opener for those opposed to the CAA.

He wrote on @HardeepSPuri: “Vandalism, stone-pelting and acts of descrecation at the holiest of holy Sri Nankana Sahib Gurdwara yesterday should be an eye-opener for those who refuse to recognise religious persecution of minorities in Pakistan & the rationale behind the Citizenship Amendment Act.”

It got 762 retweets and 1.8K likes.

He also tweeted: “These shameful incidents clearly highlight the threats which minorities face to their right to practice their religion.

“As an Indian & a Sikh, I call upon those who turn a blind eye to these injustices & persecution insensitive, inhuman and certainly not secular.”

The Union Minister also retweeted a post from former cricketer and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir who had posted a clip of Friday’s incident at the Nankana Sahib gurdwara and tweeted: “Death threats and stone-pelting on innocent tourists to support forcible conversion of a girl! This is Pakistan and that is why #IndiaSupportsCAA.”

“Meanwhile, Pakistan Army’s puppet is busy making a fool of himself by tweeting fake videos.”

The Ministry of External Affairs had on Friday expressed concern over the vandalism at the historic gurdwara in Pakistan.

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