New Delhi: In a humanitarian effort, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to make sure that Sikh leader Radesh Singh Tony stays safe who fled Pakistan after he received threats from Pakistan hardliners. Also Read - Include Punjab in ‘Atal Bhujal Yojana’ For Conservation of Water: Amarinder Singh Urges PM Modi
Saying that many Sikhs are being persecuted in recent months in Pakistan, the Punjab CM stated that the Pakistan government should take immediate steps to protect him. He said the Pakistan government should also make efforts for his safe passage to India if needed. Also Read - Punjab is on Alert as Pakistan's Sudden Decision to Open Kartarpur Corridor Indicated 'Ulterior Motive': Amarinder Singh
“Urge @ImranKhanPTI to ensure the safety of @aoepoeRadesh. I understand he’s feeling unsafe in Pakistan, which has seen many Sikhs being persecuted in recent months. The @pid_gov should take immediate steps to protect him and others like him and facilitate their safe passage if needed,” the Punjab CM said in a tweet.
The response from the Punjab CM case after a Sikh leader with the name Radesh Singh Tony in a tweet said that he is getting assassination threats from Pakistan hardliners and urged the authorities to extend help.
“I am getting assassination threats from Pak hardliners. The life of my family is in danger Living in Pakistan is very dangerous for my family. Please extend me help/refuge any further delay would cause serious troubles for my family,” he said in a tweet.
The development comes after Tony, who had in 2018 contested general election in Pakistan as an independent candidate, left the country along with his family after he received death threats from suspected hardliners.
Prior to this, he had left to Lahore in November 2018 from his native city of Peshawar in Pakistan. Earlier laso he had received similar threats from the hardliners. The Sikh leader is said to be the chairman of Khalsa Peace and Justice Foundation.