Speaking to an old Sikh friend of mine here, he told me about this and that there seems to be some meetings arranged this week and some kind of protests
might happen in the UK.
Also, more worryingly, he said that this is going to push the Sikhs more into the BNP lap. Remember that the first Non White member of the BNP is going to be a Sikh. The Sikhs have a rather torrid history with the Muslims going back hundreds of years and more recently during Partition time. This isn't going to help at all.
NEW DELHI: In what threatens to cast a shadow on the upcoming Indo-Pakistan talks scheduled for February 25, three Sikh youths were beheaded by the Taliban in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) region after they allegedly refused to convert to Islam. Their severed heads were dumped at a gurudwara in Peshawar.
The Sikh youths — identified as Jaspal Singh, Sarabjit Singh and Baronat Singh — had gone to realise the money owed to them by some people in the FATA region adjoining Afghanistan, when they were abducted by the Taliban militia. They were allegedly told by the Taliban to embrace Islam or face death. When the Sikh youth refused, their heads were chopped and sent to the Bhai Joga Singh Gurudwara in Peshawar.
A sizeable number of Sikhs lived in the tribal belt, particularly Aurakzai Agency, till the Taliban imposed jiziya or religious tax on them in 2009. Most members of the community, faced with increasing pressure from the Taliban to convert to Islam, have since fled to cities across Pakistan.
Hope some of the seniors try to calm the hot heads down, but another small brick through the window of coexistence.