Sikh families migrate from Peshawar to safety

AMRITSAR: Afraid of targeted killings, Sikh families from Peshawar city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province of Pakistan are fleeing to safety days after killing of a local Sikh religious leader Charanjit Singh.

A prominent Sikh of Peshawar Radesh Singh Tony told TOI over phone from Peshawar on Thursday that as many as 40 to 45 Sikh families had migrated to Sikh majority areas of Hassanabdal, Panja Sahib, Nankana Sahib and Lahore in two weeks time.

“No doubt, we, the Sikhs, are constantly living under fear and the recent killing of Charanjit Singh has only triggered the fresh wave of migration of Sikhs to safety,” said Radesh.

Charanjit Singh, a grocery shop owner, was killed on May 29 in Peshawar in his shop.

Media reports published on Tuesday stated that Sikhs in Peshawar are not only cutting their hair to conceal their identities but are also fleeing to other Sikh majority areas in Pakistan.

However, the incidents of cutting of hair by Sikhs in Peshawar was not…

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