Delhi Congress and Indian Youth Congress activists staged a protest outside the Pakistan High Commission on Saturday against the attack on Nankana Sahib Gurdwara.
They were raising slogans like ‘Pakistan hosh me aao’ (Pakistan come to your senses), ‘Nanak Sahibji ka apmaan, nahi sahenge nahi sahenge’ (Will not tolerate disrespect to Guru Nanak Devji), ‘Imran Khan, bano insaan’ (Imran Khan, be a gentleman) and many others.
The Congress workers which were hundreds in number were led by state party chief Subhash Chopra, former Delhi Ministers Aravinder Singh Lovely and Haroon Yusuf, former MLA Mukesh Sharma and others.
“This life of ours is the gift of the teachers and if we have to sacrifice our lives in honour of them, we will not back down,” said Subhash Chopra.
The protest was joined by hundreds of IYC workers led by its President Srinivas BV who strongly condemned the attack and demanded immediate action.
Amrish Ranjan Pandey, media in-charge of IYC said the attack on the Nankana Sahib Gurdwara was violative of the 1955 Pant-Mirza Agreement under which India and Pakistan are obliged to make every effort to ensure that the places of worship visited by their citizens are properly maintained and their sanctity preserved.
“However, Pakistan and its authorities seem to be failing to keep up to their duties of providing protection to pilgrims and religious sites,” he added.
Protesters were forcefully detained by the Delhi Police and were later released in the evening.