ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday sentenced three convictions to two years of imprisonment at Nankana Sahib Gurdwara in Punjab province of the country. Nankana Sahib, located near Lahore, is also known as Gurdwara Janam Sthan because Guru Gurnanak, the first Sikh, was born here.
In January 2020, this gurdwara was attacked by a violent mob and stoned. However, the situation was controlled by the police. A Lahore anti-terrorism court on Tuesday sentenced main accused Imran Chishti to two years imprisonment and a fine of 10,000 Pakistani rupees, a court official said. At the same time, two other accused Mohammad Salman and Mohammad Ahmed were sentenced to six months imprisonment. However, four other accused were acquitted for lack of evidence. All the accused were present in the court during the sentencing.
What is the matter?
Imran Chishti is a government employee and he is the elder brother of Muhammad Hasan. Hasan allegedly married the teenage daughter of Gurudwara Granthi Jagjit Kaur and forced her to convert to Islam in September 2019. After this, people of Muslim and Sikh community came face to face in Nankana Sahib. Currently, Jagjit Kaur is staying in a government shelter home in Lahore. Her new name is Ayesha. He has reportedly refused to return to Sikhism and return home. The police-administration has pressured Hasan to divorce her.