Union Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj to take up the issue of forced conversion of Sikhs in Pakistan. On Tuesday evening, Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter that India will take up this issue at the highest level with the government of Pakistan. However, this tweet came after the plea of Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh and the reports of the Pakistani media who had earlier reported that Sikh Community in Pakistani Hangu district in the northwestern province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa was allegedly forced to convert their religion from Sikhs to Islam by a government official. So, referring to this Yesterday the External Affairs Minister of India, Sushma Swaraj tweeted that she will take the conversion issue of Sikhs in Pakistan to the Highest level.
Sushma Swaraj Tweeted that “We will take this up at the highest level with the Government of Pakistan. As per the reports, the Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh urged Sushma Swaraj to raise the Sikhs conversion issue with the Pakistani government. He said that Indian government was duty-bound to assure that worldwide Sikhs were not victimised and pressurised in any manner. According to sources, in Pakistan, the Sikh community which living in the area for more than a century have filed an official complaint with the district deputy commissioner. Also, Capt. Amarinder Singh said that it is the serious issue in Pakistan where the forced conversions were allegedly being spearheaded by a government official.
Punjab Chief Minister said that the Ministry of External Affairs should have to pursue the matter with Pakistan to bring this religious pressure to end immediately. He also said that the Religious freedom is the right of every person and it should be upheld by all the countries in the large interest of the Human beings. And India is duty-bound to protest the identity of Sikhs across the world.
— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) December 19, 2017