On Friday, an unidentified assailant on a motorcycle shot and killed a Sikh shopkeeper in Garhi Ata Mohammad, an area on the outskirts of Peshawar. Dyal Singh, 35, received two bullets to his head and chest and died on the spot. Singh was originally from the Khyber district but had migrated to Peshawar and was living in Mohallah Jogan Shah.
This is not the first incident of targeted violence against the Sikh community in Peshawar. On May 15, 2022, two Sikh community members, Ranjeet Singh, 38, and Guljeet Singh, 42, were killed by unidentified gunmen in the jurisdiction of Sarband police station on the outskirts of the provincial capital. They owned spice shops in Battathal Bazaar.
The rising trend of targeted violence against the Sikh community in Peshawar is a matter of grave concern for the minority group. The Sikh community in Pakistan has been facing discrimination and violence for years, but the situation seems to be worsening in Peshawar.
The government needs to take immediate action to ensure the safety of the Sikh community in Peshawar. The authorities should launch an investigation into these incidents and bring the perpetrators to justice. They should also provide adequate security measures to the Sikh community and ensure that such incidents do not occur in the future.
The Sikh community has contributed significantly to the development and progress of Pakistan, and it is the responsibility of the government to protect their rights and ensure their safety. The recent incidents of violence against the Sikh community are a violation of their fundamental rights, and it is the duty of the government to take appropriate measures to prevent such incidents.
The international community should also raise their voices against the violence and discrimination faced by the Sikh community in Pakistan. The world should condemn such incidents and urge the Pakistani government to take immediate steps to protect the minority groups in the country.
The increasing targeted violence against the Sikh community in Peshawar is a matter of grave concern. The government must take immediate action to ensure the safety of the Sikh community and bring the perpetrators to justice. The international community should also raise their voices against the discrimination and violence faced by the Sikh community in Pakistan. It is the responsibility of the government to protect the rights and safety of all minority groups in the country.